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Hi band,

Just an idea that was briefly talked about in our last committee meeting.

In our remit as a “community” brass band, I wondered if we could help the more vulnerable members of The Moss Rose community by providing a Christmas hamper to a “needy” family (or maybe 2). The school has agreed to decide and distribute it.

Food poverty is a huge issue in many towns such as Macclesfield and I thought that we could help.

Many children in schools like Ash Grove Academy are entitled to free school meals. For many children, this will be the only hot meal they get during the day. Parents will often struggle during holidays, sometimes even not eating themselves in order to feed their children.

I will be putting a large box on the stage during band practice for donations of appropriate items.

For example:  crackers, party poppers, tinsel (fire retardant), breakfast cereal, tinned/packet soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauce, Christmas pudding, mince pies, tinned meat, tea, coffee, cordial, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk, snacks, toiletries.

If anyone has a connection with a local butcher, a voucher for some meat that they could collect would be great.

Hope that you all think that this is a good idea and help to make Christmas a bit better for some families.

Brian (your social secretary).


Sunday 10 November: Band Chinese Meal (See Brian for details)

Wednesday 4 December: Party Time!

Saturday 7 December: Gawsworth Lights

Friday 20 December: Lyme Green Treefest

Sunday 22  December: Treacle Market (12.30 - 1.30)


Sunday 12 or 19 January: Christchurch Fundraiser (TBC)

Sunday 26 April: Treacle at Christchurch

Friday 8 May: VE Day Concert in South Park

Wednesday 1 July: Ash Grove Academy Parents Session (2pm - 3pm)

Wednesday 8 July: Ash Grove Academy Concert (2pm - 3pm)

Sunday 19 December: Christmas concert at Christchurch

For programme see the Playlist page.           

If any dates are wrong or missing, please send them to arthur@mossrosebrassband.org.uk    


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