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Fundraising continues apace for new Rush Skatepark


This weekend marks the second anniversary of the closure of the popular Rush Skatepark at Brimscombe Port.

The doors were closed for the final time on August 29th, 2021 and the buildings later demolished as part of the stalled Brimscombe Port redevelopment plan. Since then the Friends of Rush Skatepark have been raising money to build a new skatepark off the A38 near Moreton Valence.

Debbie Bird, Chair Trustee of Rush Sports Community Trust CIO told Stroud Times: “We are still working at putting the money together so we can instruct the architects – we are inching closer.”

There are several fundraising events in the pipeline, including a gig at Stroud Sub Rooms on September 8th, organised by Rush supporter Edith Bowman, featuring Katy J Pearson and special guests Smith and Burrows – Tom Smith of the Editors and Andy Burrows of Razorlight.

On September 13th Si Coburn will undertake the epic challenge of inline skating from London to Stroud. On his Crowdfunder page Si said: “I will be inline skating from London to Stroud (120miles). The aim is to do in within 24 hours.

“I am raising money for a charitable cause that is very important to me so please donate and help me reach my target in aid of Rush Sports Community Trust. Anything you can contribute towards helping me achieve my target will be massively appreciated.”

The Trust has its own Crowdfunder page, with the total raised standing at £29,366.

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