A charity family fun day and community music event is set to be held in Falmouth to help raise money for a new Olympic-class skate park which is due to be built.

Skate Fete 2019 will be held on Saturday, October 5, and will be taking place in multiple venues around the town.

In Kimberley Park, there will be live music, food, and a 5ft skate ramp amongst other attractions, where demonstrations will be held and brave members of the public can have a go.

With huge support from local businesses such as Freeriders and Sessions Surf and Skate shop there will be raffle prizes and plenty to do for everyone, bringing the community together to help raise funds for the long awaited skate park.

Then in the evening, several music venues in the town including The Rugby Club will open their doors for a night of music including internationally renowned DJs from Hong Kong Ping Pong.

A spokesperson for the group said: “This event is a great opportunity for the people of Falmouth to come together and help bring to life a project that will add a lot of value to the town.

“A skate park is a cultural hub, and something that has been deeply missed by many of the skaters in Falmouth.

“If people come to the park, or come to the evening events, or both, and put a few pounds in the collection buckets then we’ll be well on our way to achieving our goal.

“Bring your kids and enjoy the music, bring your gran and let her have a go on the mini ramp, or just sit and enjoy the music – and know the whole day is for a good cause.”

The proposed skate park for Falmouth will be located on Dracaena Avenue, next to the Dracaena centre.

Featuring quarter pipes, half pipes, rails, lips and steps – this could be potentially the first Olympic standard skate park to be built in the UK.

Designed by Mavericks Skateparks, in consultation with The Falmouth Skatepark Project, it looks set to be a ground breaking design which should keep all the riders of different ages and skills happy.

The event on Kimberley Park will be free, with people will be on hand with donation buckets to accept charitable offerings.

Also stall and food vendors will all be making donations from some of their takings towards the fund.

In the evening, free-to-attend music events will be held at Toast, Five Degrees Below, The Killigrew Inn, and The Boathouse and The Jacobs ladder.

The event at the Rugby Club, which features Hong Kong Ping Pong, Earthnut and hosted by the Kurnel MC, will cost £10 early bird to attend. Tickets for the RFC will be going on sale later this week and available from www.ethertickets.com.

The spokesperson added: “We would like to thank all the hard working, professional, and talented individuals who have donated their time to this event.

“Without them this wouldn’t have been possible, and we’re glad so many others have shared our vision of creating something for Falmouth that will benefit many future generations.”

More details of the event will be released soon.

Planning permission for the concrete park was granted in February this year after a decade-long campaign by a group of young local skaters.

The group hope to have the 70 by 40 metre park built in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will feature skateboarding for the first time.

With planning permission in place, all that remains is for funds to be raised so that the park can be built.

It will cost a total of around £450,000. Falmouth Town Council has supported the plan from its inception and has pledged £100,000 towards the cost of building the park.

The project has faced snags along the way, with public body Sport England objecting to them as the park would replace a playing field.