Skaters go the distance for hospice

Curvemotion Lamdin Road, Bury.'Pictured; Skateathon at curve motion in full swing as skaters raise money for charity.
Curvemotion Lamdin Road, Bury.'Pictured; Skateathon at curve motion in full swing as skaters raise money for charity.
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A GIANT cat, slave auction and conga on rollerskates were just some of the attractions at a skateathon in Bury St Edmunds which hopes to have raised around £3,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Skaters were invited to complete a marathon at CurveMotion on Sunday as part of the Towergate Accumulator Challenge, where companies are given £50 to build upon for the hospice.

CurveMotion set participants the challenge of completing a skating marathon with the first skaters, Chris Spain and Adam Garnham, who started at 8am, finishing in 2hrs 30mins.

The fastest marathon was completed by skate steward Samuel Dalgliesh, who completed his tour in 1hr 40mins.

Sam then went on with Hayleigh Tate to take on a personal challenge of completing 1,000 laps each.

Other skaters included a team from Tinkerbells Day Nursery and Zac Rush and Diane Humpage, aged 11, who completed their marathon in under 3 hrs.

During the day RWS FM mascot a giant cat led a roller skating conga and also danced in the centre of the rink as the marathons were taking place.