Scots skate 53 hours straight to raise £25,000

Sometimes you have to push the boat out to get what you want, and that’s exactly what a crew of East Lothian skaters did in October to raise money for a new skatepark. With Livingston’s bowl 30 miles away, a bunch of fund raisers got together for a charity skate and managed to drum up £25,000 of cash towards a new park after skating constantly for 53 hours. Teams of three operated in shifts of 3 hours to make this work. Get out there and do it for your local scene.

Thanks to Mark Burrows for highlighting this.

Warped Tour Team Up With Teenage Cancer Trust


Lostprophets, one of this years UK Warped tour headliners, are giving fans the opportunity help fine tune their set list as well as support the respected charity Teenage Cancer Trust. There are five songs to choose from via text vote (with proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust). The song with the highest number of votes will be performed by the band on Saturday 10th November at North London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Guitarist Mike Lewis comments:

“All of the songs we picked – some of them we’ve only played once or twice live over the past 12 years – they’re tracks that a lot of people ask us to play. We figured it would be a big deal for us to choose these because it’s finally giving our fans the chance to dictate which one they truly want to hear most. Teenage Cancer Trust is such an amazing charity. Everyone in the band has had someone close to them deal with a cancer-related tragedy at some point, so it’s a cause that’s really important to us. We’re happy to support it in whatever way we can.”

The full song listings and text numbers are as follows:
LPS01 – Lucky You
LPS02 – Darkest Blue
LPS03 – Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters and the Story of a Lonely Girl
LPS04 – A Million Miles
LPS05 – Weapon

To choose a song text the code you want to 70300. For example, for ‘Lucky You’ text LPS01 to 70300. Fans can vote as many times as they like. Entries will be counted up until midday on Monday 5th November and the winning song will be announced on Tuesday 6th. Text messages cost £1 plus your standard network rate. Teenage Cancer Trust will receive £1 from every text.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. You can also support the Teenage Cancer Trust by purchasing the Warped Tour playlist here, featuring tracks by Bring Me Horizon, Funeral For A Friend and New Found Glory.

Furthermore, as one of the few charity partners at Warped Tour UK this year, Teenage Cancer Trust will have a stand on-site with signings from some of the artists performing, a raffle to win an exclusive Warped UK prize and their T-shirt Amnesty – a chance to drop off your old and unwanted band T-shirts and potentially pick up a bargain in the process!

Donate your old jeans to Volcom and help the homeless

Volcom are doing the right thing this Christmas and helping the homeless. Their “Give Jeans A Chance” pledge is all about collecting old denim and passing on the donated items to the Whitechapel Homeless Mission for redistribution. How can you help? Donate your old jeans that are just sitting in your cupboard, you know, the ones that you are too fat to get into, or the jeans that have gone out of fashion, we all have them just sitting there.

Just drop any old pair of wearable denim jeans or jackets into the London or Falmouth Volcom Store’s from today until December 10th and you’ll be given a free Volcom cap, DVD or CD in return. If you are donating to the London store, you will also be entered into a raffle to win a pair of tickets to see Gallows in December at XOYO on December 10th which is sold out.

Visit www.volcom.com/givejeansachance for more details.

In other relatd Volcom news, check out their new Cuff beanies here.

Pendulum release song to help Japan

Aussie DnB superstars Pendulum have put a previously unreleased track up for sale to aid charity.

Ransom, which didn’t make the last album Immersion, is available to buy exclusively on the band’s official website www.pendulum.com and all proceeds will be split equally between the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders who are hugely involved with the relief effort in Japan. Speaking about the release, frontman Rob Swire said:

“Given the cause, 99p is really not a lot to ask for, so please support this by not sharing it around. If you’re young and don’t have a credit card, ask your folks.”

Definitely a worthy cause, so get involved!

Etnies team up with Autism Speaks

Etnies have announced today that they will be releasing a series of shoes in collaboration with Autism Speaks, a reknowned charity dedicated to raising awareness of autism and funding research. A portion of all proceeds of every Etnies X Autism Speaks Fader and RVM kid’s shoes sold will be donated to to Autism Speaks, with a minimum of $10,000 a year. This is in aid of developing invaluable resources and treatment for those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. For a little perspective, that’s 1 in every 110 children.

Watch the video below for more information, and a nice ollie from Jose Rojo.

etnies and autism speaks from etnies europe on Vimeo.