If you’ve been skating for most of your life, then pulling off a simple trick on your custom-made Pineapple skateboard isn’t a challenge. In fact, you’ll probably spend most of your time trying to take your game to the next level and learn some new skills to showboat with. However, you’ll always want to take that moment to give back to the community who’ve watched you skate.
The Hackney Gazette reports that a skateboarding event in Gillett Square, London, helped to raise £1,750 for young people in Palestine. Kaffa Coffee partnered with SkatePal to hold the event and held skateboarding lessons for children, a raffle and vegan Palestinian food.
If you’re looking at it as a skater, it’s a dream come true. You have the chance to ride your board, teach people about your passion and raise money for young skaters in a different part of the world.
Theo Krish, the charity director of SkatePal, commented: “Each year, the event has grown and it’s great to see new and old faces coming down to support what we do - we’re extremely grateful for the contributions of our volunteers within the local community, who give their time and money to help us continue our work in Palestine.”
Now’s the perfect time to take your interest and use it in a way to organise your own event with the support of the community. After all, if you’ve been invested in the sport, then you might not know how great of a feeling it is to teach a whole new generation of skaters until you’ve done it.