DOZENS of skateboarders, BMX riders and scooter fans from across Wales took part in a fundraiser on Saturday for a Fishguard man who is in an induced coma following a motorbike accident.

Andrew Blake, 45, was airlifted to hospital following the crash last week and is now being treated in Cardiff.

Friends of Andrew and other members of local skateboarding community organised ‘The Blakey Bash’ event in just 24 hours which was held at Picton Fields, Haverfordwest, on Saturday evening.

With skate competitions, a BBQ, raffle and live music, people travelled from as far as Swansea to support the local skateboarder and raise money for his family.

“Andrew is the breadwinner in the family.

"This event is to support them so they can go and visit him in Cardiff. We wanted to help out in this time of need,” said Craig Brown, co-organiser and friend of Andrew.

“We’ve had people come from as far as Carmarthen, Swansea and North Wales. The turnout is amazing and there is a great atmosphere,” he said.

Local businesses donated skateboards and equipment as prizes for the skate competitions and organisers were given permission to keep the park floodlit until midnight.

“There is such a good skate community here and it is always busy. When we arrived this afternoon we went around with all the kids to do a litter pick to make the place look nice before the event,” said Craig. “How it’s got no graffiti is a testament to how well it’s looked after.”

“I broke my leg here last year and had about five months of work and the skate community did exactly the same thing for me and it really helped me out.”

A GoFundMe page was set up on Friday and over £1,200 has been raised. Anyone wanting donate can do so here: