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Our Charity of the Year - Alzheimer’s Society

As many followers of Derwent Brass will know, we reguarly organise, perform and host concerts to raise funds for charities across the UK. The results of this have seen us raise tens of thousands of pounds for greast causes, inclusive of the British Heart Foundation, RNIB, Derbyshire Children's Holiday Centre, Help for Heroes, Friends of the Nightingale MacMillan Unit, MacMillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, Buxton Mountain Rescue, MNDA, and many many more. 

As an organisation we are committed to continuing our charitable donations and to maximise these going forward the Trustee's of Derwent Brass have decided to nominate a 'Charity of the Year'. The nominated charity will as a result not only benefit from, for example, our Roy Poole charity events, but instead anything the band does throughout the year where we are able to make a donation (e.g. fundraising, CD offers, etc.)

We are pleased to announce that our charity of the year is the Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. The Alzheimer's Society believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. They are there for anyone affected by dementia and do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

For more about our charity of the year, please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk. More importantly however please come and support any events or initiatives that the band organise to help us make our annual donation is healthy as possible.

Our first 'Roy Poole' charity concert of 2016 (named after our patron who organised the bi-annual events for charitiies and indeed with whom we raised over £28,000 for Friends of the Nightingale MacMillan Unit) takes place on April 9th with proceeds going toward our charity of the year. What better way to make your charitable donation than being entertained by Derbyshire's Premier Brass Band... for more, click here.

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