Musical Donation to Hope House
by Menai Bridge Band
Arthur Newnes (left) receiving the cheque on behalf of Hope House from Menai Bridge Band Chairman, Brian Mottershead
Last Friday, 5th Feb, Menai Bridge Band (Band Pres Porthaethwy) used the occasion of its annual Solo Competition to hand over a cheque for £230 to Hope House Children’s Hospices.
The Band, itself a Registered Charity, had raised the money as part of its own fundraising efforts in the lead-up to Christmas and the cheque represented the amount raised during one particular session outside the Tesco store in Bangor.
Band Chairman, Brian Mottershead, said, “The month leading up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year for the Band and also the period when it raises the majority of the funds to enable it to keep going during the other 11 months.
However, we are absolutely delighted to be able to make a donation in support of the tremendous work carried out by the Hope House hospices in Conwy and Oswestry.
The Band looks forward to maintaining its links with Hope House in the future.”
Arthur Newnes, accepting the cheque on behalf of Hope House, thanked the Band for its donation and reminded everyone that it costs £4M a year to provide the services for terminally-ill children that are so important to them and their families.
Further information about Menai Bridge Band can be found at http://www.menaibridgeband.org.uk/ and details about the work carried out by Hope House are located at http://www.hopehouse.org.uk/.