Char­ity pur­pose as pipe band strides out for Forces Day

Macclesfield Express - - TOWN CENTRE SPECIAL REPORT -

A PIPE band is set to per­form to mark Armed Forces Day.

The South Cheshire Pipe Band will be per­form­ing in Mar­ket Place, Mac­cles­field on Satur­day, June 27. The 12-piece band will also be col­lect­ing money for Scotty’s Lit­tle Sol­diers, a char­ity that pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties and coun­selling for chil­dren who have lost par­ents serv­ing in the armed forces.

Steve Parker, a piper in the band, said they’d cho­sen to sup­port one of the smaller mil­i­tary char­i­ties. He added: “Ev­ery­one has heard of The Bri­tish Le­gion and Help for He­roes, but the work of the smaller mil­i­tary char­i­ties is just as im­por­tant but not as well known. So it’s great to be able to sup­port a char­ity few peo­ple have heard of.”

The band will hold two dis­plays, the first at 11am and the sec­ond at 12.15.

Steve added that the band was look­ing to re­cruit new pipers and drum­mers.

“We welcome any­one with open arms.

“You can be an ex­pert or a com­plete be­gin­ner, as long as you can hold the in­stru­ment. We have a lot of great mu­si­cians here who are more than happy to teach.”

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