Donation adds Hope for new skate park

The Sharp family hand over a cheque for �1,524 to the Lock On Skate Park group at Hope Technology in Barnoldswick (s)
The Sharp family hand over a cheque for �1,524 to the Lock On Skate Park group at Hope Technology in Barnoldswick (s)

More than £1,500 from the funeral of a leading Pendle businessman has been given to Barnoldswick’s new skate park fund.

Money from the funeral of Hope Technology’s co-founder Simon Sharp (53), who died in July, has been passed to the Lock On Skate Park group which is a group of youngsters currently raising the necessary cash for an top-spec skate park in Barnoldswick.

Simon Sharp (s)

Simon Sharp (s)

The donation was made to the skate park group because of Mr Sharp’s love of children and his enthusiasm for youngsters participating in activities such as biking and skating.

His family believe it is something he would have liked to have supported.

Chairman Josh Cramphorn and Vice Chairman Marcus Grace have now collected a cheque for the grand total of £1,524 from the Sharp family at Hope’s base in Calf Hall Road.

Coun. Jennifer Purcell said: “The two boys and the group are over the moon with this kind donation and this will help them go towards more funding an the group is still looking for more sponsors.

“But from everyone from the skate park group, they are truly grateful to Alison Sharp, Sam, Katherine, Heather and all of Simon’s friends far and wide.”