We’re stoked to announce that SkatePal are our 2019 charity partner for a second year! SkatePal is a non-profit organisation that works with communities throughout Palestine to enhance the lives of young people through skateboarding. Since 2013, their ongoing presence and award-winning projects have reached hundreds of young people across the West Bank and won acclaim and recognition from supporters around the world. We’ve donated £5,000 to help enable SkatePal to continue the amazing work that they do in Palestine.
SkatePal is run by a committed team of local and international volunteers who, through teaching skate classes, building skateparks and providing equipment, are enabling an ever-growing number of Palestinian skaters to empower themselves and inspire the next generation of Palestinian youth.
2019 is going to be an exciting year for SkatePal, developing plans for a new skatepark in Palestine and expanding their reach to empower more young people through skateboarding. With the support of NASS, SkatePal have been able to employ local staff to manage their projects. In addition to the donation, SkatePal will have a dedicated area at NASS. They will be providing information about how to volunteer in Palestine and what can be done in the UK to help. Donations can be made when purchasing NASS tickets, at the festival or on the SkatePal website. Take a look at their previous project in Jayyous below!
“We’re proud to have raised £5,000 at NASS to help SkatePal develop plans for a new skatepark in Palestine and expand their reach to empower more young people through skateboarding. As we grow, we will continue to support the great work that goes on by organisations dedicated to skate, BMX and street art culture which sits at the core of the festival.” remarked Ryan Matthews, Senior Marketing Manager of NASS.“
We are very grateful to NASS for the £5k donation and look forward to continuing our partnership over the next three years which will help us to keep our projects in Palestine running sustainably” commented Charlie Davis, Founder and Executive Director of SkatePal.