YOUNGSTERS are set to walk to a series of skate parks in a bid to raise money in memory of a Holmfirth teenager.

Friends and family of the late Isaac Atkinson are trying to raise £55,000 to revamp the skate park he loved at Sands.

The 14-year-old was found hanged in his bedroom one year ago.

He and his friends had already started their campaign to expand Sands Skateboard Park before his death.

They have been hosting fundraising activities for the past year, including skateboarding and music events.

Now the youngsters are pushing to boost the total with a walk from Elland skate park back to Holmfirth on July 13.

They will call in at Greenhead Park, Newsome, and Honley skate parks on the way.

Isaac’s step-mum, Sandra Atkinson, said: “We’re hoping others will join us as we go along.

“We’ll start with a small stream and it will turn into a river by the time we get to Sands.”

The group has raised about a quarter of the target so far and hopes to raise thousands more with the sponsored walk.

Sandra added: “Isaac’s dad Paul has already got £1,000 promised in sponsorship and his friend Aiden Harvey-Franklin £400.

“The children have raised £14,000 all by themselves with no support and we’ve had another £500 from Holme Valley Parish Council.

“Kirklees Council has said we can use the land next to the current skate park for our extension but they aren’t able to give us any money.”

The walk is leaving Elland Skate Park at 10am on Saturday, July 13.

On Sunday, July 14 the children will also host a skate jam competition with prizes.

For more information or to get a sponsorship form go to