Band drums up cash for new at­tire

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A BRASS band has won a do­na­tion from a fund set up by an es­tate agent to help com­mu­nity causes.

Mac­cles­field Youth Brass Band has been given £835 from a £25,000 Com­mu­nity Chal­lenge fund set up by Gas­coigne Hal­man to cel­e­brate the firm’s 25th an­niver­sary.

The band is us­ing the do­na­tion to buy win­ter coats for the Drum Corps.

The band, which be­gan in 2005, pro­vides young peo­ple aged seven to 19 the op­por­tu­nity to learn to play a brass or per­cus­sion in­stru­ment.

The group per­forms at con­certs and other events, as well as en­ter­ing na­tional com­pe­ti­tions.

The char­ity has more than 120 mem­bers across the Youth Band, Ju­nior Band, Train­ing Band and Drum Corps.

Tu­tors and helpers vol­un­teer their time, with the char­ity pro­vid­ing in­stru­ments, mu­sic and uni­forms for free.

Liz Hud­son, trustee, said: “We were thrilled to get the chance to thank the Gas­coigne Hal­man staff in per­son and the chil­dren en­joyed giv­ing them a per­for­mance.

“With this gen­er­ous do­na­tion we have been able to buy all the Drum Corps new win­ter coats, which will be used ev­ery time they play and re­hearse out­side.”

●● Jane An­drew from Gas­coigne Hal­man Prest­bury, Drum Corps mem­bers Mel Pow­ell, Matt Ren­shaw, Dom Ritchie and Ni­amh Mid­dle­mass, and Yvonne Bur­ney from Gas­coigne Hal­man Prest­bury

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