Sunday, 29 April 2012
As with any steel band, there is always a list of things that we need to buy in order to keep our instruments in the best shape possible- whether it is new stands or perhaps new sticks or cases. So, when the opportunity to do some fundraising comes along, we gather up a band (and often a small army of bag-packers) to head along to local shops and community events. Most recently, we spent a day at Sainsbury's in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, where the staff there kindly allowed us to perform in their car park, whilst parents and some of our younger players bag-packed inside the store. Thankfully, we were very lucky with the weather- we had a few spots of drizzle throughout the day but despite it being cold and miserable, we raised a significant amount of money and it was a good opportunity for our newest members to perform their pieces of music. We would like to say thank you to Sainsbury's for this opportunity and would love to hear from any other businesses or local events that can provide fundraising opportunities.