Donside company ‘wheely’ generous

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A Donside company has proved to be ‘wheely’ generous to skateboarers in Aberdeen after donating £10,000 to an city centre for the sport.

Westhill-based Fairfield Energy is the main supporter of the first city-wide skateboard initiative.

The company has donated £10,000 towards the Extreme Summer Project providing youngsters aged five to 16 with free access to extreme sport activities from BMX-ing and skateboarding to street dance.

The project, organised by Transition Extreme, launched on Thursday, July 11 at the Northfield skatepark and will run through until 28 September

Grahame Paterson, Transition Extreme’s CEO said: “Young people across the city often struggle to find exciting activities that cost little or no money during the summer which can often lead to boredom and anti-social behaviour. The Extreme Summer Project will provide four nights a week of fun with the opportunity to learn new sports skills at various locations across the city.

Nicola Gillespie, HR and business services manager at Fairfield Energy, said: “Fairfield is proud to work with Transition Extreme again on this amazing project. We believe in supporting young people and developing their skills and interests. As with the Bridge of Don project last year, we are looking forward to working with the young people and Transition Extreme to fully realise their potential and make a positive impact on the local community and across the city.”