Adrenalin alley on the brink of permanent closure

Adrenaline Alley, in Corby is one of Europe's biggest skateboard and BMX parks but is in danger of closing it's doors for good due to the coronavirus pandemic. Current monthly costs of approximately £20,000 mean the park could potentially only survive for another three or four months.

Mandy Young, the founder of Adrenaline Alley, described the situation as "heartbreaking". Her son John, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour as a child and who sadly passed away in 2010 was the inspiration behind the park after he was attacked and had his skateboard stolen.

The centre is used by a wide range of people, including those representing Great Britain in the Olympics.

"We all understand the situation," she said.

"Everyone is in the same boat but when you're in lockdown and you think how long it has taken to get the charity to where it is today - where it helps so many lives - it's heartbreaking."

Adrenaline Alley opened in 2006 and it has since been used by more than 25,000 young people.

A crowd funding page has now been set up in hope to raise £25,000 and the letter on the site says:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for many UK charities, including us. Our current closure due to the outbreak is going to make it very challenging to remain sustainable and ensure we can reopen the doors. Every donation will make a difference in securing our future.

'Our vision is to continue providing a world-leading centre for urban sports and community use that makes a real difference to people’s lives. In order to do so we must make it through this difficult time'.

If you can help save this local charity please use the link below.