£7,000 for Help For Heroes raised by Band Concert

Press release June 2011

Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills Band recently enjoyed a fabulous weekend of music making with Her Majesty's Royal Marines School Of Music, Portsmouth and guests, the Tideswell Male Voice Choir.

Two high profile concerts were arranged at The Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield and at Burton Town Hall.

The Winding Wheel concert played to a packed audience, who enjoyed a superb array of musical entertainment from all the groups, with the Royal Marines School Of Music band being the star attraction. The quality of their playing and professionalism was of a very high standard. A particular highlight was the corps of drums, who gave a thrilling demonstration of precision playing.

All proceeds from the concert went to Help For Heroes, a very popular charity, particularly at this time of numerous conflicts around the world. The evening raised a fantastic total of approximately £7,000 for this most worthy of causes.

Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills Band has worked with the Tideswell Male Voice Choir on a number of occasions, including last Christmas, when the groups joined forces in two Christmas Spectaculars. These concerts raised approximately £7,000 for local charities.

Since its association with Masson Mills began in 2008, the band has helped to raise over £50,000 for local and regional charities, a fabulous achievement.

The band now looks forward to its next event on Saturday 2nd July, at Bakewell Parish Church, at 7.30pm. The concert also features the local youth vocal group Guys and Dolls. All proceeds from the evening are going to the Goboka Rwanda Trust, which supports a number of projects in Rwanda.

Tickets for this exciting concert can be purchased from Bakewell Book Shop, Wards Shoe Shop, both in Matlock Street, Bakewell, or by contacting Heather Thomas on (01629) 813824