Three-hour skateathon for heart charity

Sixty roller skaters have taken part in a three-hour skateathon to raise money for charity.

Members of the Northamptonshire Roller Derby League took part in the event at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell.

Money raised from the event will go to the British Heart Foundation.

Carole Bradshaw, from the league, said: “We started in June 2010 because there wasn’t a league in the area, the closest was in Bedfordshire so we wanted to have our own league.

“Last year the league grew and we started a second team in Kettering. We now have 60 members.

“Today is about raising money. We’ll be going for three hours. Last year we did over 100 miles.”

Anyone interested in joining the league should search for the Northamptonshire Roller Derby League on Facebook or visit