About

Welcome to Free Border Skate!

Free Border Skate is a female lead, female centred extreme skate social enterprise. Through the therapeutic nature that comes with learning an extreme sport, as well as the confidence gained, participants to positively express themselves while working towards overcoming the trauma(s) of their past. As of June 2018, Free Border skate & Salam LADC have partnered to deliver skate classes and summer programs for refugee children living in Lebanons Beqaa Valley. All funding raised for Free Border Skate’s charitable project and community projects, is done so under the auspice/supervision of Salam LADC UK; a registered charity in the U.K. & Lebanon (Charity no. 1173148.) All donations made on behalf of Free Border Skate are tax deductible for U.K. tax payers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is Free Border Skate a charity?

A: No. Free Border Skate is not a charity. It is a charitable business meaning we primarily focus on charitable projects and community outreach. 

Q: I thought Free Border Skate was a charity; if its not a charity, what is it? 

A: Free Border Skate is a charitable/social business also known as a social enterprise. Because our Free Border Books do make a partial profit and ownership of the books remain with the author, Free Border Skate can no longer be classified as not-for profit. However, twenty-five percent of the profits from book sales are donated to our outreach program(s) . 

Q: I want to donate, how much of my donation will go to charity?

A: When you make a donation, 100% of your donation goes directly to Salam LADC, our charitable partner. When you donate online either through paypal giving or the Just Giving platform, your donation is automatically sent directly to the charity and earmarked for Free Border's our community outreach program. 

Q: How do I know my money is being spent as you say?

A: In the U.K., both HMRC and the charity commission monitor all registered charities and require yearly reporting which you can request. If you would like to request a copy of our yearly report email Daan.besamusca@salamuk.org