Urban sports fans from Corby’s Adrenaline Alley to appear on TV

Adrenaline Alley in Corby
Adrenaline Alley in Corby
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Young people who use Adrenaline Alley in Corby are to appear on National Lottery Live on Saturday (December 14).

The BBC1 show, hosted by Chris Evans, goes out at 9.55pm.

Adrenaline Alley was founded by Mandy Young after her late son John, who loved skateboarding, was attacked by bullies.

Mandy launched the alley to provide a safe place for young people to go.

With help from the National Lottery, over the past year Adrenaline Alley has trebled in size and now has around 600 visitors every weekend.

Mandy said: “With over £43,000 National Lottery funding, we have been able to adapt ramps and have specialist equipment for disabled youths, which means that everyone can now partake in the extreme sports on offer.

“Harry, a wheelchair-bound teenager, and Suzanne who has special needs, both love taking part in all the activities on offer thanks to National Lottery funding. They will both be joining me, my daughter and Adrenaline Alley staff on the National Lottery Live.

“I feel really excited about the appearance. It’s a great way to raise awareness of Adrenaline Alley and thank National Lottery players for their part in our success.”

Jackie O’Sullivan, spokesperson for the National Lottery, said: “Adrenaline Alley is a fantastic example of how National Lottery players are changing people’s lives for the better.”