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£2,525
raised of £6,850 target by 133 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,525 to promote unity and skate 685 miles against hate. Inspired by Ledger Smith and echoing his support of the Civil Rights Movement.

    Newcastle
    Funded on Friday, 23rd October 2020

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    Story

    We are a group of 50 skaters in the North East who are determined to skate a collective 685 miles throughout July to raise funds, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, for two charities who work to overcome oppression and discrimination.

    Inspired by the story of Ledger Smith who, in August 1963, skated 685 miles from Chicago to Washington DC in only 10 days to attend the civil rights movement rally and hear the famous ‘I have a dream’ speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

    You can read his amazing story here-

    https://www.businessinsider.com/roller-man-skates-for-freedom-2015-8?r=US&IR=T&fbclid=IwAR2zy8CcaPffOtnY4xl0pBv2VjVI2CBXWKT9Uy6WNmSmk8J_kyXR7OM94aE

    With skaters from local roller derby teams and others who have never even skated before! This is a true challenge for everyone involved!

    We are all in this together, but socially distanced, with a clear message to SKATE AGAINST HATE!

    Throughout July 2020 we will each skate a minimum of 15 miles, or 3.9 miles per week to reach the full team goal! You can keep an eye on each skaters weekly progress on our Facebook page –

    https://www.facebook.com/skateagainsthate2020

    All proceeds will be equally split between 2 amazing charitites the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and Angelou Centre!

    "Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. We also influence others to create a fairer society in which everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish."

    "The Angelou Centre is a Black-led women’s NGO based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. They offer a range of holistic women only services for BME women across the region. They also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of BME women are represented."

    Keep our skaters rolling by sharing our challenge and Ledger Smith's story as much as you can! Help us support these amazing organisations, campaign against racism and raise awareness of the work still left to do to achieve racial equality. Let's carry on Ledger's strong message and skate against hate!

    Spread the word and please donate what you can!

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    • Skaters Against Hate4 months ago
      Skaters Against Hate

      Skaters Against Hate

      4 months ago

      Wow what an incredible journey we have had!!! 🙀An outstanding 1100.85 miles has been recorded throughout the month of July!!! 🥰A huge thank you to all of our generous supporters! From your kind words of encouragement to your charitable donations you have motivated our skaters more than you can imagine and two amazing charities will benefit gratefully! 🔥Massive shout out to each individual skater who has taken part, this genuinely could not have happened without you all! From 1 mile to 50 you have all been incredible!!

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    • Skaters Against Hate5 months ago
      Skaters Against Hate

      Skaters Against Hate

      5 months ago

      🔥🚨ROLL UP,ROLL UP get ya T-SHIRTS NOW!! 🚨🔥 STEP 1- COMPLETE ORDER FORM BELOW📝 STEP 2- SEND TO SkateAgainstHate2020@gmail.com 📧 STEP 3 - YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL 📩 STEP 4 - READ IT ALL AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT 🤓 STEP 5- DO ALL OF THE ABOVE BEFORE 12PM ON FRIDAY 17th👍😘 £15 each, all proceeds going towards our final target! Delivery is £3 for 1, then an extra £1 per t shirt, in the same order. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-dSGq_MPg-lkd-bTtHsjduK40hWicISM/view?usp=sharing

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    • Skaters Against Hate5 months ago
      Skaters Against Hate

      Skaters Against Hate

      5 months ago

      Wow! What an incredible first week we have had! Firstly thank you so so much for all the donations you are amazing and giving all our skaters so much motivation! This money will be going to 2 incredable charities; Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Angelou Centre! Please do check out the fab work these guys do! Our skaters have already conquered 269miles!! 👏👏🥳🥳 how amazing! Fingers crossed the weather keeps up!! 🤞 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3104422149638851&id=100978706649892 #skateagainsthate

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    Supporters

    133

    • Emily Wood

      Emily Wood

      Aug 10, 2020

      25% of sales of skate against hate artwork. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍

      £3.50

    • Hannah

      Hannah

      Aug 5, 2020

    • Hannah D

      Hannah D

      Aug 3, 2020

      Good luck and good on you all!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 2, 2020

      T shirt sales proceeds 👌😍

    • Alex Tustin

      Alex Tustin

      Aug 1, 2020

      £30.00

    • Eve - Drama

      Eve - Drama

      Aug 1, 2020

      You guys are doing an amazing job. So proud of yous all 🥰

      £10.00

    • Sian Brown

      Sian Brown

      Aug 1, 2020

      Amazing cause and effort gals :o) 👏

      £20.00

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