Bush have contributed to a number of charitable events over the years. We feel that it’s always the good that’s overlooked. So just to let you know what nice guys they really are, we’re gonna show you the kinds of things they’ve done. After taking a gander at the deeds they’ve done, maybe you want to help too. Check out some of the links at the bottom.
Also supporting Teenage Cancer Trust: Ade, Marc Woods, Unamerican, The Opera Babes and Bush’s Robin Goodridge. They were joined by over 200 guests, all of whom contributed generously to the success of the evening.-Teencancer.com, 24 Sept 01
Costa Rica 2000 – The Rainforest Concert-Top rock band ‘Bush’ headline this charity event taking place on 15 April 2000 raising money to conserve and reforest 51,000 acres of rainforest in Costa Rica.
Grudgefest scores with Veruca Salt and Bush
There’s nothing like a free concert to get the kids out and moshing. Grudgefest – which wound up Michael Chugg and Cathy Howard’s highly successful inaugural Pacific Circle Music Convention and Australian Music Week – slayed ‘em in Prince Alfred Park where Bush, Veruca Salt led the sonic charge to an audience estimated at somewhere around 20,000. The brainchild of Universal Music Australia and Grudge Records, the festival also achieved its aim or providing a quality, all ages, non alcohol event that raised money for the Sydney City Mission to help the 50,000 homeless people in Australia.
Thanks to the generosity of the crowd which were encouraged to donate a golden coin more than $35,000 was raised. SCM events manager, Claire McAdam, commented after the show, “Sydney City Mission is absolutely delighted with the result of the day, not only from the point of view of the crowd that came along but also the opportunity to spread the message of the Sydney City Mission. the amount of money raised on the day will go directly to helping the homeless youth of Sydney.” Congratulations to all involved. (splat, 9 oct 97)
Big-Hearted Stars Speak Out-
Several popular British idols, including Annie Lennox, Twiggy, Dame Judi Dench, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, Jay Kay from Jamiroquai, writer Jilly Cooper and others, are wearing their hearts on their sleeves, or rather, they’ve put their hearts up for auction. Each drew a personally designed Valentine’s Day card urging the BHF to stop funding animal tests.The stars attacked the experiments, including one in which dogs’ chests were cut open and their blood was circulated in and out of their bodies as vivisectors tried to quickly change the blood pressure in the dogs’ neck arteries.-Peta.org
04/28/00-Bush performed at the seventh annual ‘Race to Erase MS’, an event in Los Angeles’ Century Plaza Hotel to raise funding for the Nancy Davis Foundation for multiple sclerosis. Performances also by Wylef Jean and 98 Degrees. The event also featured an auction of music memorabilia. Aired on VH1.
**Bush are always sharing, even the tour bus food doesn’t go to waste. “After the tour is over, all the leftover food is picked up by an organization called Rap and Roll, which takes the food to shelters.”- Lauren Spencer, Bush on the Road.
**Bush appeared on the Rock 4 Choice cd in 1996. This organization helps to stand up for reproductive freedom, encourage voter registration and provide a new platform for pro-choice voices to be heard.
**Gavin appeared on the 1999 cd as one of the many artist that sang in a remake of ‘It’s only rock ‘n roll’, originally by the Rolling Stones. The cd (which was named after the song) was to benefit the Children’s Promise organization (Children’s Hour).
Organizations (Support by the member(s) of Bush
Artist Against Racism
British Heartless Foundation
Chris Evert Charities
EB Medical Research Foundation
Music For Relief
Rock For Choice
The One Campaign
U.S. Variety – The Children’s Charity
VH1 Save The Music Foundation