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Closed 24/08/2017

raised of £750 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £930 to Create The UK's First BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) Female Longboarding Group.

    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 24th August 2017

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    We are really passionate about creating sporting opportunities for girls and young women as only 1 in 10 females over the age of 14 engage in enough physical activity. We want to promote more active lifestyles, positive mental health and increased confidence through sport by introducing the UKs first BAME, all girls longboarding crew called Boarders Without Borders. This project is part funded by Sport England, however, as individuals cannot benefit directly from the funding, we cannot buy the boards and safety gear for participants to retain. Therefore, we need to raise the remainder of the cost so that we can kickstart our project.

    We are hoping to support girls aged 16-25 in Birmingham that derive from a BAME background (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic). We are able to support up to 10 girls at a time with two tutors present at each session. This allows concentrated time in smaller groups so individuals will be receiving more intimate training, guidance and time.

    This cause really matters to us as our entire organisation is built on the empowerment of females, in particular those from BAME backgrounds. We personally grew up with challenges in sports but have always had a love for it. As we’ve become young adults, we now longboard to de-stress, unwind and continue to build our own confidence as well as to stay fit. We want there to be opportunities for more female inclusion in sports, especially from BAME backgrounds and in uncommon sports such as longboarding.

    We need financial support in order to purchase boards and safety gear for the girls to use every week as we train them to become fluent and confident longboarders. The funds will go directly towards each girl having her own board to use throughout the project as well as a helmet and safety pads for knees and elbows. We have received funding to film this as a mini-promo and therefore you will be able to see the direct impact of your support through the girls showing off their new found longboarding skills.

    Stretch Goals:

    - £900 = More advanced equipment for the girls such as board tools, sliding gloves and better boards. This will allow for more advanced techniques and lessons that'll create better boarders.

    - £1,300 = An opportunity to take the girls down to London to meet the official Longboarding Girls Crew UK team for a booster session and an interview with the UK's biggest Longboarding magazine - Thrill.

    - £6,000 = Ambitious. But we could fly the crew out to LA to explore the origins of longboarding, meet some of the original female skaters/longboarders and create some serious female BAME representation on the skate scene.

    - £10,000 = Really ambitious. However, we could do all of the above and actually have a place to stay in LA; all whilst filming some amazing footage for the mini-documentary.

    Thank you for helping us to create the UK's first BAME female longboarding crew! :)



    • Kiran Kaur3 years ago
      Kiran Kaur

      Kiran Kaur

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you SO much everyone! We did it!! Not only hitting the target but surpassing it to our great and wonderful surprise. We appreciate you all and your kind generosity has definitely made our crew extremely happy and grateful boarders. We can't wait for you to see them in action and what your support has meant for us all at the screening. Thank you so much once again!! 💜

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    • Kiran Kaur3 years ago
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      Kiran Kaur

      3 years ago

      Thank you SO much to everyone for your incredible generosity towards our project. We can't believe we've surpassed our target!! We are so grateful for your support and can't wait to start showing you the journey of the girls and young women as they go on to create something really special in the world of sports. We'll keep you all updated as we go along and ensure you all receive an invite to the screening of the feature once it's all filmed & edited :) Thank you all once again, we appreciate you x

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    • Kiran Kaur3 years ago
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      Kiran Kaur

      3 years ago

      We're nearly half way there in just the first week! Thank you so much to everyone that has donated and supported us so far. We truly appreciate your support and cannot wait to provide you with updates to show you how your kindness has impacted our cause! x

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    • Anisa


      Aug 18, 2017

      Smashing life homies x


    • Amerah Saleh

      Amerah Saleh

      Aug 17, 2017

      You are absolute gems and I am super proud to know you. Slay it xx


    • james clark

      james clark

      Aug 16, 2017

      Good luck and enjoy the waves!


    • Verity Milligan

      Verity Milligan

      Aug 15, 2017

      What an amazing project. Would love to get involved one way or another. Has camera, will travel. Good luck, and well done hitting your target.


    • Eugenie Teasley

      Eugenie Teasley

      Aug 15, 2017

      Love this idea


    • John Paddington

      John Paddington

      Aug 14, 2017

      Happy to support such a great idea


    • d zastawny

      d zastawny

      Aug 14, 2017


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    Kiran Kaur

    Kiran Kaur

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Hello! I'm the co-founder of GirlDreamer, a non-profit organisation that seeks to empower girls & young women through school programmes, community engagement, confidence based initiatives & digital content. I'm passionate about making dreams a reality and Harry Potter :)

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