Money comes rolling in for Owston Ferry skate park

(l-r) Callum Gallagher, 11, of Owston Ferry, Ben Carby, 11, of Oswton Ferry, Thomas Russell, 10, of Epworth, Ellis Clayforth, 10, of Oswton Ferry, and Bradley Turner, 10, of Owston Ferry, are doing a sponsered scooter ride for their lifestyle project. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Callum Gallagher, 11, of Owston Ferry, Ben Carby, 11, of Oswton Ferry, Thomas Russell, 10, of Epworth, Ellis Clayforth, 10, of Oswton Ferry, and Bradley Turner, 10, of Owston Ferry, are doing a sponsered scooter ride for their lifestyle project. Picture: Andrew Roe

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A group of Isle boys got their skates on and organised a sponsored scooter ride last Tuesday.

Ellis Clayforth, Bradley Turner, Thomas Russell, Ben Carby and Callum Gallagher (pictured left to right) scooted almost 10 miles from Owston Ferry Park to Haxey on a fundraising mission as part of their Lifestyle project.

The group, all 10 apart from Callum, who is 11, are giving up most of their summer holidays to do fundraising and campaigning for a skate park to be built in Owsten Ferry Park.

They have raised about £600 so far.

Thomas, of Station Road, Epworth, said: “The scooter ride was great, really good. We just want a skate park to go to.”

In addition to their fundraising efforts, which have also included cake sales and car boot sales, the boys have attended town council meetings to win the support of their local town councillors for the project.

Thomas’ mum, Rebecca Haworth, said: “When they went to the town council meeting there was a whole group of boys waiting outside to see if they were going to get a skate park. They were all really keen to get involved and about 11 of them all turned up at the sponsored scooter ride with money. They all want a skate park for their village.”