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Work starts on new skatepark for Darlington
WORK is underway to build Darlington’s first indoor skate park after months of fundraising and negotiations.
4Motion Darlington, which promotes wheeled sports, teamed up with Darlington Gymnastics Club to create a facility big enough for both groups to expand and welcome a new generation of young athletes.
The clubs have taken over the former Amdega warehouse, on Faverdale Industrial Estate, and work has now started to build the indoor skate park, with the first packs of wood for new ramps and obstacles delivered this week.
4Motion has raised £85,000 of its £100,000 budget and is working with local businesses to raise the remaining funds.
The group set itself up as a charity earlier this year and has been working with young people to help design an exciting park.
The aim is for young people to be involved in all aspects of developing and running the park, providing a place to develop a wide range of skills and a skatepark that is affordable and accessible for local children and young people.
Nigel Potter, of 4Motion, said: “It’s great to start the work of building the ramps.
"We have lots of other work to get the building ready and are working towards it all being complete at the end of January.
“If anybody can help with specialist skills or funding we would be really grateful if you could get in touch.”
More details about 4Motion and the project are available at 4motiondarlington.org or by calling Nigel Potter on 07985-468606.
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