Brass band count­ing on your vote

Macclesfield Express - - ROBERT HART -

A BRASS band is call­ing for your help to win fund­ing for new in­stru­ments.

Mac­cles­field Youth Brass Band, be­low, wants to buy new the equip­ment for chil­dren with asthma.

The ex­er­cise of blow­ing a brass in­stru­ment has been proved to proved to im­prove the breath­ing of peo­ple with res­pi­ra­tory con­di­tions.

The group has been short­listed for fund­ing the Lloyds Bank Com­mu­nity Fund and in the run­ning for a grant of £3,000.

But to win the band needs as many votes as pos­si­ble be­fore Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 10.

They are up against three other groups bid­ding for the cash.

Louise Ren­shaw chair­man of MYBB has ap­pealed for YOUR vote.

She said: “The band is self-fi­nanc­ing and if we were to win it would be a huge boost to our funds. Reach­ing the last four is great but we need a real ef­fort from the Mac­cles­field com­mu­nity to get us across the line in first place.”

Mac­cles­field Youth Brass Band formed in 2005 and now boasts 120 mem­bers in its youth, ju­nior and train­ing bands, and drum corps.

Mem­bers aged seven to 19 re­hearse ev­ery Fri­day at the Fal­li­b­roome Academy and par­tic­i­pate in a pro­gramme of con­certs, com­pe­ti­tions and com­mu­nity events.

Ear­lier this year the youth band re­ceived a gold award and fourth place in the Na­tional Youth Brass Band Cham­pi­onships.

You can cast your vote at the Lloyd’s Bank branch on Mill Street, or by tweet­ing #CommFund MGZ, tex­ting VOTE MGZ to 61119 or vis­it­ing www. lloyds­ com­mu­ni­ty­fund.

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