A FUNDRAISING gig is scheduled to take place next month to raise money for the Big Yellow Bus Project in Cirencester.

Gerry Watkins’ charity currently helps rough sleepers in Cirencester by offering them a bus to sleep on.

He has been fundraising for homeless veterans for 20 years by putting on live music events all over the UK, but  had to cancel almost all of his scheduled fundraising events this year due to Covid-19.

The concert, Rock the Gazebo, will take place on Friday August 7 and Saturday, August 8.

Gerry said: “Rock The Gazebo is the first fundraising gig I have put together since the lockdown, so it means so much more than a normal fundraising gig for the project.

“Also, it will be special for all the bands because they have not been able to perform either, so Rock The Gazebo is something very special to everyone; live music is back and we are fundraising once more so it’s happy days.”

The gigs will take place at the Tavern Inn in Kemble with free entry, and an array of bands scheduled to perform over the weekend.

There will be collection buckets for donations, and all of the money raised from the event will go towards helping the homeless.