ENTHUSIASTIC VOLUNTEERS are needed to help keep the popular Whit Friday Brass Band Contest alive and kicking in Greenfield.
The annual contest costs around £6,000 to run, with £4,000 prize money for the bands, and is entirely organised by the dedicated committee.
But Frank Rothwell, committee chair, explained: “Our greatest challenge is not the generosity of the public, it is getting volunteers to assist us on the night.
“We need people to help out for around six hours from 4pm. Some of the committee have done it for decades and just can’t do it anymore.
“We also deliver residents passes to all houses in Greenfield in advance – but we need volunteers to help with that delivery too.”
Plans for the contest are in full swing and a fundraising raffle was held by the committee at Tesco in Greenfield, adding £654.37 to the pot.
Committee members including Lesley Garvey and Judy and Frank Rothwell, who will be replaced as chair by David Allenby next year, flogged the tickets to generous passers-by.
Prizes kindly donated by Tesco included champagne, chocolates, candles, beauty essentials, and shower kits while the King Bill donated a meal for two.
Glynis Williamson, committee treasurer, said: “We would like to say a special thanks to Tesco, especially Greg, for their donation of prizes and allowing us to use the foyer, and also to the King Bill for their meal for two prize.
“Thanks also to the committee members who helped selling tickets and donating prizes.”
To volunteer to help the Whit Friday Brass Band Contest committee call Frank: 07802 938 270.
Raffle Prize Winners
- Green 336 Bottle of Bollinger
- Light Yellow 26 Bottle of Bollinger
- Pink 166 Remy Martin Brandy
- Orange 36 Bottle of Rose Wine
- Green 141 Thorntons Chocolates
- Green 441 Meal for Two at the King Bill
- Orange 251 Lindt Chocolate Bunny
- Lilac 341 Thomas the Tank Toy
- Pink 391 Scented Candle
- Blue 356 Shopping Bag
- Green 71 Guinot Beauty Essentials
- Pink 276 Evening Bag
- Blue 346 Sanctuary Hand Wash Set
- Light Yellow 56 Candle & Shower Goods
- Bright Yellow 1 Bottle of Red Wine
- Green 6 Men’s Mini Travel Toiletries
- Blue 206 Soap Bag & Toiletries
- Light Yellow 101 Men’s Leather Belt
- Pink 366 Shower Kit
- Blue 91 Mug Set
Please Contact Glynis Williamson on 01457 871491 to claim your prize.