Weʼre raising £5,000 to safeguard Cranbrook Town Band's future
- Cranbrook, Kent
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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
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Dec 24, 2021
A small token toward reaching your goal … music is so important to us all 🙂
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
Sep 19, 2021
We enjoyed the excellent concert at Deal Bandstand this afternoon. Thank you and well done. Keep playing !
Apr 11, 2021
Apr 9, 2021
As the Queen has requested donations I am remembering the Duke of Edinburgh who died today.
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!
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!
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Cranbrook Town Band
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.