Boarding coast to coast

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A SLEIGHTS youngster has long-boarded from one side of the country to the other to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tom Backhouse from Sleights set off from St Bees on 7 August with Al Web, Aidan Field and Liam Peel from Scarborough, arriving in Robin Hood’s Bay on 14 August.

Skating along B roads and minor roads, the lads were met with support and encouragement along the way, with one generous couple even throwing open their garden for a temporary campsite.

To make a donation visit or text ‘skat66’ to 70070.