Rocking out at Mama Liz’s to raise final skatepark cash

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Bands and musicians hope to see plenty of community support at a gig organised to raise the final funds for a skatepark project.

Mama Liz’s in North Street, Stamford, will host local favourites March To The Grave, Don’t Look Down, Ben Callanan and Martin Sandom from 8.30pm tomorrow.

Tickets are £5 and all the proceeds will go to the Stamford Skatepark project.

The skatepark committee secured final planning permission to build a new concrete park on the Recreation Ground in March after raising £150,000.

But in April they discovered South Kesteven District Council had withdrawn a £4,500 grant, leaving a shortfall.

Since then skatepark supporters have rallied round to try and make up the gap and tomorrow’s gig is the latest fundraising effort.

Committee chairman Marc Stanier said: “This promises to be a great night out.

“There’s still been a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes over the last few weeks to get the start date for the skatepark work finalised so it will be good to forget all that for a while and enjoy some high quality local bands.”

March To The Grave frontman Andy Goodacre added: “We have always had a connection with the people involved and a lot of the skaters are the people who come to see our band.

“We like to support the cause and it’s good to give the lads and lasses something constructive to do in the town.

“It’s nice to know the hole in the funding is nearly filled. We’re hoping for a full house tomorrow.”

Tickets are available in advance from the venue.