Last Sunday skateboarders from all over London gathered to celebrate the life of Ignacio Echeverria, the Spanish skateboarder who was killed whilst trying to defend a woman with his skateboard during the London Bridge attack.
The skate session was an immensely powerful and positive event, and a real reminder of how amazing the skateboarding community is. We skated together in solidarity, travelling the route that Ignacio took around the London Bridge area that day, turning a painful memory into a positive one.
We are extremely humbled and honoured that Ignacio’s friends and family have decided to donate money in his memory to SkatePal, as he had previously told them that he was inspired by our work in the West Bank.
Our event at Southbank this weekend is dedicated to his memory.