Skate Club fundraiser is hailed a big success

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Broch Skate Club held its first fundraising quiz night on Friday, May 20, packing out the RAFA club.

The turnout was so great that if more people had attended they would have had to have been turned away due to fire restrictions.

Crowds turned up to support the Broch Skate Club and their first fundraiser

Crowds turned up to support the Broch Skate Club and their first fundraiser

Chris Harrison, club chairman told the Herald: “It is really encouraging the level of support there is in the town for the club and what we are trying to achieve, the turn out for this first event was fantastic.

“The night got off to a late start due to the amount of people tuning up, the hall filled to maximum capacity and the quiz commenced, with Norman Cameron as quizmaster and his son Norman marking the scores.

“We stopped for a short interlude for refreshments, then as the final scores were being marked the raffles were drawn, this took some time due to the sheer amount of raffles donated.”

The quiz night was organised to raise funds to enable a core sample ground investigation to be undertaken, this is required as it is believed the ground occupied by the skate park is in subsidence and will enable the club to ascertain the level of work involved and cost of creating better skating facilities for the town.

The core sample investigation will cost more than £1,000 but the quiz night has got the fund off to a flying start raising a fantastic £705.

On behalf of Broch Skate Club, Chris added: “We would like to say a big Thank you to all who donated to the raffle including all the local businesses who donated prizes.

“Thanks to the RAFA club for the use of there hall, Norman and his son for their time involved before the quiz and being very entertaining hosts for the evening, thanks to the winners, Team Of Three, who donated the money they won back into the fund and finally thanks to everyone who turned up.”

At present Broch Skate Club has begun to rejuvenate the park, with temporary fixes to the cracks that have appeared due to the shrinkage of the Tarmac surface .

Artistic designs are being created to uplift the area. The fixes appear to be holding up at present, however more funds are needed to finish the whole park with these temporary repairs.