A skatepark in South East Cornwall has been awarded a £20,000 grant by the makers of Ginsters Pasties and the Cornwall Bakery. 

The grant will help fund a new concrete skatepark in Millbrook from the Sports Opportunity Fund. 

The current skatepark, which has been in use for over 20 years, is falling apart and in need of replacement. The Millbrook Skatepark Project was launched, working with Millbrook Parish Council, to rebuild it and create a new local park that is safe and accessible for the community.

To secure additional funding, the Millbrook Skatepark Project launched a crowdfunder.

“We are delighted that Samworth Brothers have made this award to help us create a new skatepark for Millbrook, a beautiful but remote part of Cornwall, which has few facilities for young people,” said Sandy Stevenson, fundraising lead for the Millbrook Skatepark Project.

“Creating a new skatepark will benefit not only young people, creating opportunities for health, wellbeing and connection but also the entire community, creating opportunities for economic impact and a community focus.”

The grant from the Sports Opportunity Fund will be used to fund the ramps and street furniture for the new skatepark.

For more information, visit www.millbrookskatepark.co.uk or follow @millbrookskatepark on Instagram and Facebook.