John Taylor will be missed

The UK rolling industry has lost another member of its community. John Taylor, husband to Gaynor and father to Robert and the late Richard Taylor, passed away in Barry, South Wales as a result of a massive heart attack.

I met John on precious few occasions, but when I did he was a true gent. Always there with a kind word and a hand of friendship. We all have our given time on this world, but for some this is all too brief. My thoughts now go out to Gaynor and Rob in these hard times.

A simple but significant project has been started.

The goal is to raise $5,000.00 by July 1, 2006 for the Richard Taylor Memorial Skatepark in his home town of Wales, United Kingdom. The $5,000.00 will be presented to Gaynor Taylor (His mother) by July 6, 2006. That is Richards birthday.

How can you help ? Simply donate at least $2.00, and spread the word. If you have a website, please post a link to, and write a little bit about it in your News section. If you work at a magazine, please run the link in your News section and on your website.

If the goal of $5,000.00 is surpassed, that additional money will also be donated to Gaynor Taylor. The donations campaign will end on July 1, 2006. As a worldwide rollerblading family, it is up to us to honor Richard Taylor and make the Richard Taylor Memorial Skatepark a reality.

Thank you for your support,

Gaynor Taylor

Matt Mickey

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