Money is music to charity’s ears

Thame Concert Band
Thame Concert Band

An activity centre for disabled people will benefit from more than £200 raised from Thame’s annual carol concert.

The festive sing-a-long celebrated its 10th year in December and drew a crowd of more than 500 people around the Christmas tree in the town centre.

Thame Concert Band provided the musical accompaniment to the traditional carols and the money raised from donations at the event was recently donated to the Thomley Hall Activity Centre in Worminghall.

Thomley’s fundraising and marketing manager Harriet Hieatt-Smith received the cheque at the concert band’s rehearsals last week.

She said: “The donation is hugely appreciated and will be put to good use for the benefit of more than 1,000 disabled people who we offer advice and support to each year.”

Band member Jenny Cooper, who is a regular visitor to the centre, said: “It’s a great facility where my son can feel safe and secure. It’s lovely to have been involved in the carol service with the community and now to make a donation that will benefit local people.”