Skate park work starts in Potters Bar
WORK has begun on a skate park that will serve as a memorial to a Potters Bar schoolboy killed in a car crash almost three years ago. Furzefield skate park, next to the Furzefield Centre on Mutton Lane, will get a �45,000 extension thanks to the fundraisi
WORK has begun on a skate park that will serve as a memorial to a Potters Bar schoolboy killed in a car crash almost three years ago.
Furzefield skate park, next to the Furzefield Centre on Mutton Lane, will get a �45,000 extension thanks to the fundraising efforts of the friends and family of Tomer Allen-Price.
The 12-year-old died in a car accident in Hawkshead Road in June 2006.
Ever since his death, family and friends have been raising money to improve the skate park where the Chancellor's School pupil could often be found riding his BMX.
Through a number of auctions and fund raising events, they raised more than �20,000.
Hertsmere Borough Council and the Potters Bar Carnival Committee also contributed towards the project.
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Tomer's father Jeremy Price said the extension will "literally set in stone a permanent reminder to us and Tomer's friends of how much he loved to be around people".
He said: "I hope that it will allow more of Potters Bar's young people a place to challenge themselves and build lasting friendships."
Tomer's mother Jane Allen-Price said: "We sincerely thank everybody who supported us in our efforts to raise funds.
"Our families and friends, companies and well-wishers have been so generous with their time and donations to this cause, without them it simply would not have been possible.
"He spent many happy times at the skate park with his friends, so to extend the park is a very apt tribute to the memory of our beautiful son, like a gift from him to them and all the local children, for many years to come."
The work is expected to take six weeks and an event to celebrate the completion is being finalised.