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Wolverhampton skatepark celebrates £1,000 donation from builders

By Harriet Evans | Wolverhampton | Attractions | Published:

A Wolverhampton skatepark has received a donation to help it improve it facilities as it pushes to become a hub for professional events.

Just Ramps skatepark in Wolverhampton

Persimmon Homes West Midlands awarded £1,000 to Just Ramps CIC through its Building Futures scheme, which aims to support community groups working with under-18-year-olds.

The donation will go towards new furniture for the Ettingshall-based skatepark to help make it more attractive to users.

Zac Calder, spokesman for Just Ramps, said: “'The skatepark provides our users with a focus, purpose and the opportunity to gain key life skills whilst developing strong lifelong friendships. Our new members become part of the skatepark family and are welcomed no matter who they are.

“Just Ramps plans to become a major hub in the skatepark industry to hold professional events by creating a state-of-the-art facility.

"We desperately need new furniture which would aid in attracting significant events, new clients and allow parents to relax whilst watching their children. We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes West Midlands for its support.”

David Greengrass, head of sales for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Just Ramps in this way as it provides a great sports venue for young people in the area.”

The Building Futures project will see £1million given to regional charities, groups, sports clubs and schools to improve local facilities and the delivery of community projects across education, arts, health and sport.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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