Skaters are on a roll for day of fun

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

HUN­DREDS en­joyed a fun day to cel­e­brate a chal­lenge which saw roller skaters race thou­sands of miles across Europe - vir­tu­ally at least.

The Skate Across Europe at MAC Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre in­volved rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the cen­tre, charity Space4Autism and Manch­ester Adult Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Cen­tre skat­ing laps to rep­re­sent miles across Europe to raise money for the two charities. Each team skated 173 miles to cover the stretch from Big Ben in Lon­don to the Eif­fel Tower in Paris and ex­tra laps by the public con­tin­ued the tally of 3,900 miles - 70,200 laps in to­tal. The most laps com­pleted was 2,534 by Matthew Lane and the most money raised was £455 by Mil­lie Mills. It all cul­mi­nated in a fun day at­tended by hun­dreds of peo­ple. The chal­lenge has raised £2,790 so far.

Ch­eryl Simp­son, from Space4Autism which helps autis­tic chil­dren and their fam­i­lies, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to the Macclesfield com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing our Fun Day. We wouldn’t have been able to do it with­out the fan­tas­tic team at MAC Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre who worked tire­lessly or­gan­is­ing ev­ery de­tail. Here’s to mak­ing it an an­nual event.”

●● Hun­dreds of peo­ple at­tended the Skate across europe fun day at MAC Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre

●● Peo­ple of all ages took part in the event

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