Gaming centre seeks community support to stay afloat following floods - The Rugby Observer

Gaming centre seeks community support to stay afloat following floods

Rugby Editorial 15th Apr, 2024   0

A POPULAR gaming centre in Rugby town centre is seeking the support of the community to bail it out and stay afloat after it was hit by floods.

The Scrum Gaming Lounge in Sheep Street is in need of funds to help it move to new premises after it flooded for the second time in four months.

The business, the only one if its kind in the town, hosts sessions for players of games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon TCG and Warhammer 40k.

But the venue had to close after the second flood, prompting the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to help a move to new premises.

Owner Matt Hughes said The Scrum had grown since he started it just over a year ago as a gaming venue, community hub and mental health check-in place.

He said: “It’s been great to see the shop filled with so many happy gamers, young and old, playing their favourite board and card games over the last year. Together, we have created something quite special.

“Unfortunately, the situation I am in now – having to close for the second time in four months due to flooding – means I am left with no choice but to find an alternative venue. This means finding a deposit and fitting out a new venue.

“We’re hoping that everyone who has enjoyed visiting The Scrum over the last year, and the people of Rugby, will get behind us and give whatever they are able to make our dreams of a new, permanent venue a reality.”

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