ignacioecheverria

In memory of
Ignacio Echeverria

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.

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SkatePal Southbank Jam

Join us for our first SkatePal fundraiser of the summer supported by Long Live Southbank

Get yourself down to Southbank to raise money for skateboarders in the West Bank! All proceeds go towards building a new skatepark in Palestine this September.

Saturday 17th June // 10am - 7pm // Southbank (The Undercroft)

Schedule:

10am - 12noon: Skate Lessons hosted by LLSB

12noon - 2pm: Jam begins

2pm - 3pm: Best trick contest

3pm-7pm: Jam on!

Prizes from: Isle Skateboards, Brixtons Baddest Skate Shop, Slam City Skates, Rock Sold DistributionTheobalds Cap Co. and more!

Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/436986503333748

**This is a free event, but don't forget - all the money we raise is going directly to help build a new skatepark for young people in Palestine**

If you can't make it to the event, fear not! You can make a donation at www.skatepal.co.uk/donate

In memory of Ignacio Echeverria