Skate Norfolk, runs 4 fun family skating sessions across Norfolk, aimed at 4 to 14 age group, but toddlers and adults join in. We are a voluntary group, set up as a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee.
Our volunteers help people learn to skate, using our tried and tested method of teaching people to walk stamping, so all wheels hit the ground together.
See a Facebook comment dated 9 April 2016 - Kirstie Tifrani Just wanted to say a huge thank you...10 mins on your time and my daughter was off skating, with confidence and got better and better!! Thank you and see you next week for 2nd session.
We then teach grades and organise games that teach skills and builds confidence. Without such helpful volunteers we could not spend the time we do with those that need that exctra help to master skating.
I came along today with both my children & they had a fantastic time. What a great way for children to have fun & learn to skate. Everyone was helpful & friendly, thank you. My two can't wait to come along again
We are ready to expand to assist many more children become fitter, build their confidence and have fun with their family and friends.
We own a van, nearly 200 pairs of skates, PA system and other equipment. The ongoing cost of liability insurance, van insurance, storage, training volunteers and skate repair/replacements can all be covered by our existing sessions. By the end of March 2016 we had paid off all of the start-up loans and paid for all our equipment including the van.
Running extra sessions in places like Acle, Sheringham, Diss, Attleborough, Fakenham and Reepham would cover the cost after a few weeks and make profit over next winter.
We need the funding to offer more sessions
We would also like to develop higher level training for skaters wishing to become members of FARS (Federation of Artist Roller Skating) so they can compete in competitions.
We are asking you for help to raise £1,000 for every new venue in order to cover the cost of launching the sessions and employing a part-time session organiser who would also take the equipment from Norwich to the session.
If we could raise £5,000 we could add 5 sessions or more.
Even if we could only raise £2,000 it would allow us to add 2 more sessions.
We make money in the winter but only enough profit to cover the losses during the summer. If we make a profit, Norfolk Foundation will manage a Charity for us that will distribute the profits.