Get your skates on for cash give­away

Roller Girls col­lect to­kens

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By Ruth War­ran­der

THIS roller group is hop­ing to skate their way to the top in the f a n t a s t i c Ev e n i n g Ex­press Com­mu­ni­tEE Chest give­away.

For the first time, adults can en­ter the con­test to scoop some cash for their group, and the Gran­ite City Roller Girls were quick to get their skates on and reg­is­ter.

The group formed in 2008 and com­pete with other groups in flat track roller der­bies across the UK.

The sport con­sists of two teams of four de­fen­sive play­ers and one jam­mer – the point scorer.

And mem­ber Carolyn MacKen­zie is hop­ing the squad of 60 can score enough to­kens to get their hands on some money.

The 23-year-old Dyce res­i­dent said: “I’ve told ev­ery­body about the to­kens, so I hope we get a lot of sup­port.

“There’s a lot of us from dif­fer­ent ar­eas, so if ev­ery­body’s fam­i­lies and friends get in­volved, we should be in with a shout.”

The Aberdeen squad would spend the cash on es­sen­tial equip­ment.

Carolyn said: “It’s a re­ally fun sport – it’s so ad­dic­tive. We’ve had a mas­sive in­take in girls re­cently and the equip­ment can be ex­pen­sive.”

Carolyn, who works as a ve­teri­nary nurse, said the ex­tra money would help pay for uni­forms and trav­el­ling to games.

Her group could be one of 12 lucky non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions to share in the Evening Ex­press’ fan­tas­tic Com­mu­ni­tEE Chest give­away.

So, if you think your club or team could do with a handy wind­fall, then it’s time to sign up.

The cash bonanza is for groups that rely on fund­ing. To bid for money, all you have to do is reg­is­ter un­der one of four cat­e­gories then col­lect spe­cial to­kens printed in the Evening Ex­press.

Four lucky kids’ groups will pick up £500, four will bag £750 and two groups will walk away with £1,000 each.

And for the first time this year, the Evening Ex­press has opened up a spe­cial cat­e­gory for two adult groups to col­lect a £500 wind­fall.

Look out for to­kens to be printed be­tween April and June on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, with a spe­cial bonus to­ken on Satur­days. To reg­is­ter sim­ply fill in the form and send it to the ad­dress stated. You will then be sent a starter pack.

Groups have un­til Mon­day to sign up.

HIGH ROLLERS: Gran­ite City Roller Girls hope for a share of Com­mu­ni­tEE Chest cash.

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