Worthing to Brighton skate for Japan

Surfers and kitesurfers skating from Worthing Pier to Brighton Pier to raise money for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami on Saturday ''Picture by Stephen Goodger W12192P11

Surfers and kitesurfers skating from Worthing Pier to Brighton Pier to raise money for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami on Saturday ''Picture by Stephen Goodger W12192P11

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A GROUP of 10 watersport enthusiasts have raised £1,200 for victims of the Japanese tsunami.

The group of Goring surfers and kite-surfers skateboarded from Worthing Pier to Brighton Pier in aid of the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Organiser, 21-year-old Lyndsey Osland, said she was “overwhelmed” at the response, with the 10 skaters collecting £240 on the 25-mile journey and another £960 in just one week.

She said: “We had a lovely day for the skateboard event as it was sunny with a perfect breeze to cool us all down.

“We had such amazing support from the public on the seafront as we all skated past.

“We only had two collection boxes during the day and we had to keep emptying them.”

Other skaters on the day were Daniel Maroni, Kevin Maguire, Neal Hilder, Michal Van Wyk, Piers Fearick, Daniel Marks, Darren Ninnes, Vitinia Cooper, and Karl Tidy.

The group of friends hope to raise even more money for the victims of the disaster over the next few weeks.

To sponsor the group, visit www.justgiving.com/lyndseyosland