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Wimborne skate park tribute to teenage road accident victim Sam Gunstone
DAREDEVIL skateboarders and BMX riders have been invited to showcase their skills at the official opening of Wimborne’s new skate park on Saturday October 5.
The much-anticipated facility at Redcotts Recreation Ground was masterminded by the Gunstone Trust, which aimed to provide a lasting legacy for popular teenager Sam Gunstone who died on the A31 in 2010.
Friends dedicated to keeping the 18-year-old’s memory alive set up the Gunstone Trust to raise money for local youth and community projects.
Trustee Tommy Fachiri said: “It’s the perfect tribute to our friend Sam Gunstone, a great addition to the town and something we’re all very proud to have played a part in.”
Following tireless fundraising efforts, the trustees were able to raise £16,000 towards the project of which £15,000 was donated by Wimborne Minster Town Council and East Dorset District Council.
Matt Reeks from the District Council said: “The end result is fantastic, a real credit to everyone involved and a great asset for the town and its young people.”
Wimborne mayor Cllr Andy Hampton will be unveiling the new facility at the opening ceremony which invites skateboarders, BMX riders, inline skaters and scooter riders to celebrate its completion.
He said “If it had not been for the trust and the district council, the town council would not have been able to replace the old ramp so quickly.”
The opening jam will feature music from Mancassa Man and there will be prizes for the best tricks.
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