Palace has raised £51,000 (approx. $67,500 USD) for Long Live Southbank, the campaign to contribute to the restoration of the the Southbank Skate area. The donation from Palace comes from the sale of the SB 8.25 deck, which was released as part of the label’s Spring 2019 collection with all proceeds going to the Long Live Southbank campaign. This isn’t the first major donation from a skate brand to the campaign. Back in 2018, Palace donated £21,000 GBP ($27,000 USD), while Supreme gave £50,000 GBP in July last year.
In a statement to HYPEBEAST about the donation, Long Live Southbank added that “Palace is an integral part of the London skate scene, who continuously contribute to a variety of projects such as this and Mwadlands last year that have real benefits for the community. There are strong ties between Palace and Southbank and this £51,000 donation from board sales (along with the additional £21,000 donated in Feb 2018) has been essential for the restoration campaign. Massive thanks to Palace and to everyone who picked up one of these boards!”
In other Palace news, take a look at the brand’s second Spring 2019 drop.
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We would like to extend a huge thanks to @palaceskateboards for their £51,000 donation to LLSB and the restoration campaign, adding to £21,000 worth of board sale proceeds they donated last year. It’s beautiful to see the scene coming together and contributing towards the future of London’s most well known skate spot. Palace have been an integral part of Southbank’s history and are now helping usher in its future. Big respect and big thanks.
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