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.”