Fundraisers for a new skatepark in Helston are hoping supporters will roll on up to their big charity event this Sunday.

The Revamp the Ramp campaign hopes to raise £1,000 towards replacing the well-used but ageing equipment at Coronation Park.

It is after a report carried out as part of a larger restoration of the park showed that the skatepark, which was already second hand when it was installed in 2007, would "not survive another winter."

Dave Bateman and his partner Clare, whose children are among the many regular users of the equipment, have organised the event this Sunday, between noon and 4pm, to include something for all ages, including skate competitions and demonstrations, a bake sale and live music from local bands, singers and a samba band.

There will also be street art from Urban Gypset, a bouncy castle and a large raffle, with lots of skate-themed prizes along with family days out, meal vouchers and gifts, all donated by local businesses.

Ideas for the new skatepark will be on display for people to give feedback on.

The campaign, which also has an online donation page at, hopes to raise money towards a shortfall of £6,000.

New park leaseholders, the South Kerrier Alliance, have £300,000 to spend on improvements there and while a major part is the skatepark, the project also includes new lighting, a cyclepath and important repairs to the lake walls.

The skatepark users have already raised £350 towards their total through bag packing at Sainsbury's last month.