track to roll into skateboarding record books
teenagers who are on track to beat the UK's distance skateboarding
record by rolling from John O'Groats to Lands End travelled through
the Burnham-On-Sea area on Thursday (July 15th) when they were
given a Mayoral welcome.
Elver (18), Charlie Mason (19) and Lee Renshaw (17) from Plymouth
are undertaking the challenge to raise money for the Gogo Trust,
a charitable organisation based in South Africa.
trio took a quick breather at Brent Knoll's Sanders Garden World,
where they were met by Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress Michael and
Maria Clarke, Deputy Mayor Pauline Pollard and Town Clerk Eileen
Shaw, as pictured here.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The three are undertaking such
an incredible challenge and raising funds for such a good cause
that we wanted to support them."
Gogo Trust supports orphans and widows of AIDS victims
by providing schooling and care facilities.
three teenagers aim to travel 50 miles a day and hope to arrive
in Land's End by July 21st, beating the existing UK distance skateboarding
record of 900-plus miles in 26 days. The trio's fundraising website
can be accessed here
- so far, they have raised £791.33 in online donations.