Skaters and families from Shinewater came together for a special fund raising roller disco held in aid of fire-struck Shinewater Primary School.
Following a recent arson attack at the school, local dad and skater, Jason Parsons, organised the event to help the school recover from some of the damage and loss of resources. He put out a call to local families and skaters to come and enjoy a roller disco at Shinewater Sports Centre and donate their entrance fee to the fund. Staff at the sports centre gave up their time to keep the centre open until late.
Guest DJs provided music, lighting and smoke to bring an extra special, spooky atmosphere to the disco held around Halloween.
Skates were supplied by Eastbourne Sk8school and a cake stall, held by mum Laura Parsons and her daughter Jazmine, and Anna Hudson, helped raise additional funds.
Jason said, “Parents and children have been very upset by the fire and I can imagine how my kids would have felt if this had happened to their school.
“Lots of equipment such as books and materials will have been lost and I wanted to raise some money that would help replace some of what was destroyed. ”
“I would like to say a big thank you to all the families and skaters who turned out.” A total of £264 was raised.
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