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Rush Skatepark fundraiser: Edith Bowman, Katy J Pearson, Smith & Burrows shine at The Subs


On a night of musical genius, avid Rush Skatepark supporter Edith Bowman has urged the community to dig deep and help a proposed new skatepark come to fruition.

TV and radio star Edith Bowman hosted a music-based fundraising initiative at a packed Stroud Subscription Rooms, which featured a homecoming for Editors frontman Tom Smith alongside Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows – the duo playing live together for the first time in 11 years. The sublime Katy J Pearson topped and finished a star-studded show.

Ahead of Smith & Burrows set and Katy J Pearson’s appearance, Bowman warmed up the expectant crowd with some exceptional DJ skills and delivered the all-important message of the night: “Rush means so much to so many people and we need to get plans sent in and passed and get the green light from the council.

“I’m so chuffed Smith & Burrows and Katy J Pearson agreed to help out and we want to raise as much money as possible.”

Bowman also hosts a Friends of Rush podcast – listen HERE

Rush Skatepark at Brimscombe Port 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, which could cost up to £17million.

A registered charity, Rush Sports Community Trust CIO has been formed under Chair of Trustees Debbie Bird.

A Crowdfunder has so far raised £52,000 to enable the Rush team to submit a planning application and if this is successful, multi-million pound funding would open the way to bring Rush Skatepark back to Gloucestershire by 2025.

To help support the new Rush Skatepark, click HERE

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