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Donation to Eccleston brass band hits the right note

A donation of £1,000 was music to the ears of members of a Lancashire brass band. Demonstrating we’re in tune with the Eccleston community close to our Parr Meadows development, near Chorley, we offered a £5,000 funding pot under the umbrella of our “Love From Anwyl” initiative.

Among the successful applicants was Eccleston Brass Band.

It received a donation of £1,000 towards the cost of attending the sections finals of the National Brass Band Championship in Cheltenham.

Band treasurer Jill Bithell: “As a band we’ve been supporting community events in and around the Eccleston area for over 50 years. In February we performed at the Regional Brass Band Championships in Blackpool and were awarded second place in our division. This meant we qualified for the National Finals of the competition which will be held in Cheltenham in September this year. It’s a great achievement –

it’s only the sixth time in the band’s history that we’ve reached this stage. We’ve been fundraising to cover the cost of attending the finals and were very pleased that Anwyl was able to support the band in our endeavours to represent Eccleston village on the national stage.”

Other beneficiaries to share the funding “Love From Anwyl” were three primary schools – Heskin Pemberton's CofE, Eccleston Primary and Eccleston St. Marys – plus Eccleston Recreational Park and Rainbow Hub.

Area sales manager Imogen Suffell said: “Eccleston Brass Band have been performing at local events in the village for decades and are very much part of what helps make the area a great place to live. They’ve had fantastic success in the regional championship and we wish them the best of luck in the National Brass Band Championship.”  

“Love From Anwyl” is a voluntary scheme attached to the homes we’re building at Parr Meadows, on Parr Lane. It’s in addition to the £500,000 we’re investing in the community via section 106 contributions agreed during the planning process.

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