B&R give a little help to their Friends

Brighouse and Rastrick were delighted to share the stage with Besses Boys’ Band once again in their annual joint concert at Bury Parish Church on Saturday 5th October. James Holt, Professor David King and B&R’s Visiting International Professor Lee Harrelson conducted the bands throughout the evening and the band was delighted to see Mrs Muriel Newsome in the audience once again alongside Malcolm and Jean Brownbill on the front row, as well as the Mayor and Mayoress of Bury who were both also in attendance. 
The band also took the opportunity to collect at the end of the concert for their friends at
Foden’s Band as a contribution towards their fundraising efforts to travel to the European Championships next year in Palanga, Lithuania. A spokesperson from Brighouse stated, “Having been the English representatives at the European’s three times in the last four years, B&R know how difficult it is to raise the funds needed - usually in excess of £20,000 - in order to represent England on the biggest stage. We have been extremely lucky to have received generous donations in the past to help us compete against the best in Europe and thanks to the generosity of the people of Bury and the band’s own commitment to match donations given at the concert, we are pleased to have raised a total of £302.28 for Foden’s Band and wish them the very best of luck in Palanga next year.”
Foden’s responded on its social media platforms with, “We would like to say a special thank you to our friends at Brighouse and Rastrick for arranging a collection at one of their concerts to raise funds towards our appearance at the Euros in 2020. Their generosity raised over £300 which will be gratefully received.”


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