Wight Trash ramps up the fundraising for Joe Ellis Trust

By Ross Findon

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014 - 14:54


Wight Trash ramps up the fundraising for Joe Ellis Trust

John Cattle of Wight Trash shows off his skills with some brave young volunteers. Picture by Laura Holme.

SKATERS from across the Isle of Wight have been invited to get behind a record attempt and help Island teenager Joe Ellis in the process.

John Cattle, boss of Island skate brand Wight Trash, said they hoped to set a record for the number of people doing the trick kickflip to fakie at Simeon Street Rec Skate Park, starting at noon.

Although Guinness have said they will not be able to endorse the attempt as an official world record, John said they would claim an Isle of Wight record for now, and make efforts to claim the international record attempt next year.

There will be a raffle to win a skateboard, a barbecue and other fun, with money going towards the Joe Ellis Trust — set up to help raise £100,000 to fund cancer treatment for the teenager.

If you are not sure what a kickflip to fakie is, here’s John to explain:

Kickflip fakieInvolves riding up a steep incline then flipping the skateboard with a kicking motion, then landing back on the skateboard and rolling backwards (fakie) down the incline.

For more information, click here.

Find out how to kickflip fakie below:

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk


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