N-Dubz Fazer drums up support for Saltash Skate Park
By Em_Williams | Monday, September 17, 2012, 14:36
Fazer from N-Dubz has visited Saltash encouraging people to help the town's Saltmill BMX and Skate Park secure thousands of pounds worth of funding. The Skate Park is the only project in Cornwall to be included in the Transform Your Patch campaign public vote and through the scheme has already been awarded £5,000. It could, however, secure up to £28,000 more if it tops a public vote which runs until the end of October.
Transform Your Patch sees environmental regeneration charity Groundwork and soft drink brands from Britvic and PepsiCo join together to help transform outdoor spaces across the UK. Fazer is championing skate parks, like Saltmill BMX and Skate Park, and three other famous faces are supporting different outdoor projects. Denise Van Outen's fighting for playgrounds, Emma Willis is heading up picnic areas and parks and Robbie Savage is backing 5-a-side football pitches.
The public vote is split into two parts. The first is for four projects in the South West, one of which is Salt Mill. The winner of this will receive around £20,000. The second is for the individual causes, so if Fazer and skate parks win the overall national vote, Salt Mill could get a further £8,000.
On his visit to Saltash, Fazer called for people throughout Cornwall to get voting for Saltmill BMX and Skate Park by going to www.transformyourpatch.com. Voting closes on 31st October, so there's just a few weeks left to help make a difference.
Fazer says: "With less than two months to go before voting closes, we really need people in Saltash to get behind the 'Transform Your Patch' campaign. We are already regenerating 165 outdoor spaces across the country, but Saltmill BMX and Skate Park needs your votes, as it has the chance to win a 'super' regeneration on top of the planned investment. So vote on www.transformyourpatch.com today!"
He added: "When I was a kid I used to hang out at the skate park with my mates all the time, I even used to rap while they were showing off their tricks. That's why I think 'Transform Your Patch' is so cool. Skate parks are a really important part of the community because they give young skateboarders and bmx-ers a place where they can come together, have a laugh and get practicing their skills.
If people out there enjoy skate parks as much as I do, then get voting. Together we can make a real difference to communities across the UK."
For more photos of Fazer's visit to Saltash click here.