Pair win sport items in contest

Winners of BMX and Skateboarding competition - organised by Kristina Pinto in memory of her son San Harber who was killed in an avalanche''Pictured: Nikita Murray (Skateboard), Luke Parnell (BMX) and Kristina Pinto
Winners of BMX and Skateboarding competition - organised by Kristina Pinto in memory of her son San Harber who was killed in an avalanche''Pictured: Nikita Murray (Skateboard), Luke Parnell (BMX) and Kristina Pinto
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TWO young people are riding high after winning a BMX and skateboard in a competition held in memory of a 26-year-old man, who died tragically.

Luke Parnell, 13, and Nikita Murray, 18, of Bury St Edmunds, scooped the equipment in the Freedom and Adventure contest – named after the motto of snowboarder Sam Harber who was killed in an avalanche in the French Alps in 2005.

It was organised by his mother, Kristina Pinto, and the items were paid for through a charity account containing money left by him and raised by his friends.

The fund was also used to sponsor a concrete ledge in Bury Skatepark, which features a plaque in tribute to Mr Harber. Mrs Pinto said: “It was good to be able to do something worthwhile. Thanks to Hardcore Hobbies and Simon Pickering for their help and support.”