Good deeds win the day for Paige and co

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Paige and her new board in action at the Busselton youth centre.
Camera IconPaige and her new board in action at the Busselton youth centre. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

A young Busselton skateboarder is on cloud nine after her good intentions took her on a 360-degree turn.

Paige Durell had been helping out at the Busselton youth centre, pouring time and effort into teaching other young people to skate.

But the 12-year-old’s dedicated efforts were dealt a blow when her bike was stolen from the skate park.

However, the resilient youngster persevered and went on to succeed in a local skating competition — and win a new skateboard.

But in another blow to Paige, that too was stolen.

“It felt really bad but I didn’t want to stop skating,” she said.

Flipping Paige’s bad run on its head, a Good Samaritan who did not want to be named stepped in.

The former welfare officer saw merit in people like Paige working with youth, so offered to buy her a new set up.

Paige said it was “sick” to be able to pick out new equipment from Hilzeez and Soggy Bones.

“I got to pick out everything — wheels, trucks and bearings and then the guys at Soggy Bones put it together for me,” she said.

Paige came runner-up in the girl’s King of the Concrete skate competition and she’s now vying for the top spot in the next event.

Going forward, Paige said she had every intention of continuing to work with youth at the local skate park.

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