Andy’s skating his way to success

Teaching assistant hopes to raise �10k for charity with year-long campaign culminating in Land’s End ot John O’Groats skate.

A TEACHING assistant will be rolling his way to success as he skates his way from Barnstaple to Land’s End in July next year.

Andy Norman has been longboarding for more than 25 years and decided to put his skills to good use for charity by launching his Kickpush 2014 campaign.

The 38-year-old from Barnstaple will be taking on the challenge as a warm up to the grand finale when he will skate from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2014.

“I’m hoping to raise �10,000 to split between Asthma UK and the A Skate Foundation,” said Andy.

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“I’ve had asthma since I wave five so Asthma UK seemed an obvious choice.

“The A Skate Foundation is an organisation set up in America to help kids with autism through skateboarding.

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“I work at the Lampard Community School and many of the pupils there have autism so this had a special meaning to me.

“I think it will take me between three and four weeks to do the big skate, and I can hopefully cover around 40 miles a day if the conditions are right.”

Andy is planning to start his Kickpush 2014 campaign now to start to build up a momentum for the final skate.

In February he will be partaking in a warm up challenge skating from Torrington to Braunton.

“I’m hoping to also have a proper launch event next year, but I really want to get people talking about it now,” he added.

To follow Andy’s campaign, find Kickpush 2014 on Facebook or follow @kickpush2014 on Twitter.

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