St Neots Crazy Skaters challenge takes them to Ukraine and back

The St Neots Crazy Skaters roller skating club and deputy mayor of St Neots, Cllr Richard Slade, at the charity event.

The St Neots Crazy Skaters roller skating club and deputy mayor of St Neots, Cllr Richard Slade, at the charity event. - Credit: Brian Moore

The St Neots Crazy Skaters roller skating club took to the rink for a challenge like no other, collectively skating 3,914 laps to raise money for UNICEF to support children in Ukraine.

Twenty-four skaters set off for a one-hour skate around the One Leisure St Neots sports hall on June 25 and have managed to raise £1,137.

Twenty-four St Neots Crazy Skaters attempted to complete 1,660 laps in one hour for Ukraine

Twenty-four St Neots Crazy Skaters attempted to complete 1,660 laps in one hour. - Credit: Brian Moore

The skaters aimed to reach 1,660 laps, the equivalent distance in miles from St Neots to Ukraine, and they smashed their target, completing 3,914 laps. 

Club Chairman Carl Gore said: "This event showcased the passion and dedication of our wonderful Crazy Skaters, some of which are as young as four years old. Without them, this event would never have happened, so a big well done to them."

Deputy mayor of St Neots, Cllr Richard Slade, presented medals to the young Crazy Skaters.

Deputy mayor of St Neots, Cllr Richard Slade, presented medals to the young Crazy Skaters. - Credit: Brian Moore

Once the skaters finished, they were rewarded with blue or yellow ribbon medals representing Ukraine.

Deputy Mayor of St Neots, Cllr Richard Slade, was at the event spurring the skaters on and even had a go at skating himself.

Deputy mayor of St Neots, Cllr Richard Slade, had a go at skating whilst helped by the club's skills lead Michelle Moore.

Deputy mayor of St Neots, Cllr Richard Slade, had a go at skating whilst helped by the club's skills lead Michelle Moore. - Credit: Brian Moore

Cllr Slade said: "It is a lot harder than you think but lots of fun!".

If you still wish to donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/st-neots-crazy-skaters-roller-skating-club.

Twenty-four St Neots Crazy Skaters attempted to complete 1,660 laps in one hour for Ukraine.

Twenty-four St Neots Crazy Skaters attempted to complete 1,660 laps in one hour. - Credit: Brian Moore