Skaters are on a roll for day of fun
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