Brass bands scale the heights after cash boost

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The Co-op is helping Campbeltown Brass scale the heights thanks to a charitable cash injection.

The Campbeltown branch of the supermarket donated £6,588.57 to the award-winning band on Friday, before junior members travelled to Perth for the Scottish Brass Band Association’s Youth Festival on Sunday.

Perhaps the elation of picking up the cheque boosted the young players’ performances, as Campbeltown Brass Juniors, conducted by Stephanie Mitchell, won the preparatory section, and Campbeltown Brass Intermediate, conducted by Katrina Barr, took the runners-up prize, having just moved up to the development section.

A band spokesperson said: ‘Thank you to every shopper who supported our cause and helped raise much-needed funds for the band.’

The money was raised through the Co-op’s local community fund, which donates one per cent of the money spent by members on supermarket products to three local causes, chosen by members.

The other recipients during this round of funding were Carradale play park and CGS4Gambia.

Members of Campbeltown Brass were presented with their cheque by Co-op employee Keira MacAlister, extreme left. Photograph: Kenny Craig. NO_c48coopbrass01