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Cranbrook Town Band

Cranbrook Town Band is crowdfunding

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Cranbrook Town Band, like many other amateur groups, has been hard hit by Covid19. As a successful organisation we rely on both our members’ subscriptions and income from concerts to provide our annual income. We use this in a number of ways, for example, we provide free tuition and instrument loans for young people in the local area and, as a result, we have developed a healthy and thriving youth section; we also support local charities – principally Demelza Hospice, which cares for terminally ill children and their families.

Sadly, Covid has prevented us from meeting and playing since March. As a result we received no income from concert venues at all in 2020 leading to a significant loss. Funding a brass band is not a cheap business and, unfortunately, 2021 is not looking any healthier. In the meantime we still have to pay for our rehearsal facilities, instrument and public liability insurance and so on. All of these costs with no offsetting income threaten the existence of the band in the longer term. In the hope that those who value the important part that the band plays in the community can help to address our financial challenges we have set this Just Giving page.

We desperately want to be able to continue to be both a part of the local scene, and to continue to support the community by bringing enjoyment for people of all ages and supporting the many local organisations who we have worked with to raise money for their causes. So, if you are able and willing to, we would love for you to donate to our cause.

Hopefully, we will be able to restart our musical and community activities at some point later in the year and, that being the case, we have plans for a major concert in aid of Demelza Hospice at the end of September/beginning of October. Please have a look at our website for more information about the band

www.cranbrooktownband.org.uk

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    • Val barfoot

      Val barfoot

      Dec 24, 2021

      A small token toward reaching your goal … music is so important to us all 🙂

      £20.00

    • Lydia Fuggle and Linda Endersby

      Lydia Fuggle and Linda Endersby

      Oct 15, 2021

      Donation for Demelza as we are unable to get to the Concert tomorrow evening (Saturday 16th October 2021).

    • Anne & Jon Camm

      Anne & Jon Camm

      Sep 19, 2021

      We enjoyed the excellent concert at Deal Bandstand this afternoon. Thank you and well done. Keep playing !

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 11, 2021

    • Barbara Every

      Barbara Every

      Apr 9, 2021

      As the Queen has requested donations I am remembering the Duke of Edinburgh who died today.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 14, 2021

      In Memory of my dad’s ( Eddie Giles )birthday. Although no record can be found of his time with the band between 46 and 53 he talked fondly of his time with you. Keep going!

      £20.00

    • Adrian Pope

      Adrian Pope

      Jan 19, 2021

      My father Dennis Pope, who passed away in 1972, was a member of Cranbrook Town Band. A small gift in his memory. Thank you for what you do!

      £40.00

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    Cranbrook Town Band

    Cranbrook Town Band

    Cranbrook, Kent

    The history of the Town band goes back to the 1920′s. It has enjoyed mixed fortunes over the years and the present band was re-formed in the 1960s. Since that time it has gradually grown in membership and the standard of playing has progressed steadily.

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