Band drums up cash for new attire
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