£3k funding to keep skate park off the slippery slope

Peter Thompson  Brigg Wheelers from the left'(rear)-   Liam Kirkby  Ben Towle  Damien Spafford and Marcus Sciolti celebrate the handover of �1800 from Challenge represented by former Chairman Tom Glossop front left and   Treasurer Enid Brocklesby 2nd right front..2nd left is Brigg Wheelers treaurer Chris Kirkby and  right is Brigg Wheelers Chairman Rob Waltham
Peter Thompson Brigg Wheelers from the left'(rear)- Liam Kirkby Ben Towle Damien Spafford and Marcus Sciolti celebrate the handover of �1800 from Challenge represented by former Chairman Tom Glossop front left and Treasurer Enid Brocklesby 2nd right front..2nd left is Brigg Wheelers treaurer Chris Kirkby and right is Brigg Wheelers Chairman Rob Waltham
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THE future of a youth skating and cycling group now looks safe after a £3,000 funding boost.

Brigg Wheelers – the group that uses the skate park at Ancholme Leisure Centre – had run out of funds and could not afford to pay for insurance.

But the group has been given a lifeline after former drug awareness group Challenge handed over £1,900, which had laid dormant in a bank account for many years.

Tom Glossop – a former councillor who set up Challenge 20 years ago – said: “It’s now for the use of Brigg Wheelers and should allow them to go forward. The money will be put to good use by young people.”

The Wheelers also raised £1,000 from a supermarket bag packing project.

New Wheelers chairman Rob Waltham said: “This money does not mean the Wheelers are safe for the foreseeable future, but it goes a long way towards that.”

Wheelers member Liam Kirkby said: “I use the skate park every weekend. I don’t want it to close. It gives us something to do and helps us keep fit.”