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Pedal power pumps more cash into Maesteg RAMP fund

Sam Creber, PCSO Laura Thomas, Ella Connoty, Britney Waters and PCSO Julie Banks.

Children in Maesteg have got on their bikes in a bid to raise more money for new skating ramps.

On Wednesday, November 26, they headed for Tesco where they pedalled non-stop for four hours and took donations from the public for their show of character.

Their aim is to raise £1000 which the The Garnwen Trust has pledged to match.

The money will go towards buying new ‘pack-away’ ramps which would be stored and managed by leisure centre staff.

The initiative was launched by PCSO Julie Banks as a way of tackling anti social behaviour in the town by giving young people something to do.

Local children are nearly half way to their goal - £400 has been raised so far.

PCSO Julie Banks, said: “In just a few weeks we are half way there. I’d like to thank everyone who took part and helped make this happen. Local youngsters are determined to reach their goal and they can almost see the finishing line in sight. Hopefully a brand new skating facility will be opening in early 2016.”

Earlier this month, money was raised through a pop-up car wash at Nantyfyllon fire station.

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