Published: July 15, 2010
Teenagers on track to roll into skateboarding record books

Three 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.

Matt 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.

The 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.

Michael told "The three are undertaking such an incredible challenge and raising funds for such a good cause that we wanted to support them."

The Gogo Trust supports orphans and widows of AIDS victims by providing schooling and care facilities.

The 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.

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