More than £2,300 was raised for the Big Yellow Bus Project during a charity gig which took place over the weekend.

Gerry Watkins, founder of the charity which helps rough sleepers in Cirencester, put on the gig 'Rock The Gazebo' at the Tavern Inn in Kemble on Friday and Saturday. 

The gig opened up on a very warm and pleasant Friday evening at 7pm and finished at 10pm with three bands performing on the night.

Absolute Beginners, The Roughcut Rebels, and Mick O Toole all took to the stage, with around 190 people attending. 

Gerry said: "Everyone sat in their socially distanced bubbles, and everyone enjoyed the first live two day outdoor music event in the uk since the lockdown."

On Saturday Rock the Gazebo was opened for its second day at around 12pm by local celebrity Paul Cooper, better known as Martin Mucklowe from the hit BBC television series This Country.

Gerry said: "Paul was brilliant, he had the crowd laughing with his stories and then the music started with Peloton , The DayBreakers,The Bus Conductors, The Useless Eaters,Loaded Dice, Ska’d Hearts, Joli and The Souls, Six Lives Left, Here Come The Crows and the event finished off with Six O Clock Circus.

"We had around 300 people In attendance on Saturday who went home very happy.

"I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone that came Friday and Saturday for complying to all the social Distancing guidelines and for making Rock The Gazebo a safe and enjoyable weekend."

Gerry also thanked the Tavern Inn for letting the charity use the venue and to everyone who helped on the day.  

Rock The Gazebo was the first fundraising event for The Big Yellow Bus Project since February as Gerry had to cancel all of the scheduled fundraising events this year due to COVID 19.

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