The Band is delighted to now have a full set of new uniforms after a hugely successful fundraising exercise lasting over two years.
We achieved our target of £7,350, for 34 new jackets and 3 percussion waist coats, after a final push in December and following a very generous contribution of £3,430 from the Co-op through their community fund raising programme.
This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations to get funding that may not be available through the traditional grant routes. We were one of 3 nominated charities supported by the Co-op for 3 months. Over that time, for every member who used their Co-op cards, the Co-op donated 1% of purchase value to a fund. This was then allocated to the 3 chosen charities. Money raised from carrier bag sales was also shared between the charities.