A community event at a town’s main park has been hailed as a roaring success by the organisers. Cheadle Town Mayor, councillor Sue Walley, hosted a fundraising event at the weekend aimed at young people to highlight physical and mental wellbeing.
A community event at a town’s main park has been hailed as a roaring success by the organisers.
Cheadle Town Mayor, councillor Sue Walley, hosted a fundraising event at the weekend aimed at young people to highlight physical and mental wellbeing.
The ‘Trix Challenge’ event was staged at Tean Road Recreational Grounds in Cheadle on Sunday (April 3) afternoon.
Cheadle Town Council’s Community Reassurance lead Nicky Derrett and volunteer Annie Devereux encouraged and supported young park users to promote and deliver Sunday’s event as part of the mayor’s fundraising challenge.
The scooter challenge kicked off the event with the beginners on the ramps, individuals had set their own challenge and shined out with their best tricks.
First place went to ten-year-old Alfie Goodwin, second to Charlie Larson, aged 10, and third to nine-year-old Alfie.
Intermediate / Pro challengers dropped in to impress event judge Lewis Hide with some spectacular tricks from bar spin and kickless to flyouts and 360.
First place went to 13-year-old Mason Shelly second to 17-year-old CJ, and third to Charlie, aged 14.
For Overall Scooter Best Trick achievement, Mason Shelly scooped up another first place with an outstanding clean tail whip.
Kaylam, aged eight, showed off with a magnet and earned second place, while Eli Appiah, aged four, achieved third place with a successful bunny hop.
Winner, Alfie Goodwin, aged 10, said: “It was a good experience, I enjoyed taking part and I won a medal.”
Nicky and Annie, with the help of parents, served hot drink refreshments in return for charity donations from the spectators.
Nicky said: “The skateboarders wowed their audience with style and flare, we had a huge turn out thanks to James Edwards for his organisational skills.
“Judges, Joe Mason, Jared Dunn and James had to make the difficult decision of winners for their best run.”
First place went to Scottish Ben, second to Curtis Munton, and third place to Morton Hirst.
Overall Best Skateboarder award went to Curtis for popping a late shove-it Hubba trick. Curtis was presented with the top prize board donated by Dead City Skate Shop.
Skateboarder Jamie, aged 16, said of the day: “I loved everyone being here, great event.”
Archie added: “It’s always so good to see the skateboarding community come together.”
One of the participants’ parents said: “The day has brought the community together.
“It’s great to see all ages participating in a fun and inspiring event.”
Nicky added: “Annie and I want to give a big thank you to all the young people involved who made the event a success from ideas, promotion, preparation through to the delivery and clean up.
“Your time, effort and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated.”
Annie said: “The support from our community with charity donations and positive feedback makes what we do all the more worthwhile. Thank you so much.”
Cllr Walley said of the event: “On Saturday the first of my Mayor’s Sponsorship Events took place at Tean Road Recreation Ground. Young people attended in huge numbers. Tricks were performed on scooters and skateboards they were absolutely amazing.
“Sadly the Deputy Mayor and myself had to decline the invitation to take part. The youngest competitor was just four years old. I was able to present bronze silver and gold medals in all categories.
“The main aim of the event was to highlight physical and mental well-being and encourage teamwork. Saturday’s event ticked every box.”
Cllr Walley added: “Any money raised will be given to a charity of the young people’s choice. I’m looking forward to hearing about their chosen charity.
To keep up to date with other events taking place on Tean Road rec find ‘Friends of Cheadle Recreational Group’ on Facebook.
Photos by Nigel Wood
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