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From Philanthropy To Philharmony With Bradford Scout Band


23/05/2013




From Philanthropy To Philharmony With Bradford Scout Band

News Release

From Philanthropy To Philharmony With Bradford Scout Band

 (For Immediate Release)
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A Calderdale firm’s community grant scheme is helping to support a South Bradford youth band who aim to make playing an instrument an accessible activity for all young people.

The Leo Group, which is one of the country’s leading renewable companies, has given Queensbury Scout Band almost £2,000, which will enable the band to buy new instruments for its young scout members.

The money donated by the Leo Group will go towards ten new trumpets for the band, who train children from the age of eight how to play musical instruments of their choice, even if they don’t have their own.

Last year the Leo Group donated more than £125,000 to charities and other good causes across the communities in which it operates.

These included Bradford and District Autistic Support Group, Manorlands Sue Ryder Hospice, at Oxenhope, Northowram Cricket Club and Action for Children.

Catherine Horn, Leo Group’s Community Liaison Manager, said: “It is an incredibly difficult job choosing which good causes and charities will benefit from the fund.

“We really value the Scout movement and all that they do; their core values are very admirable, and their musicians that frequently appear at many public events including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last year, are supremely talented.

“It would be such a shame if the young musicians couldn’t perform because they couldn’t fund the expensive instruments they require”

Oliver Richardson, from Queensbury Scout Band, said: “We are extremely grateful for the Leo Group grant. Learning to play an instrument can be expensive, and many children and their families can’t afford instruments of their own.

“However, this shouldn’t prevent them from pursuing an interest in music. With so many video games around, and our increasing reliance on technology, music is one of the last ‘real-life’ pursuits that doesn’t involve being glued to a screen all day, and more importantly, one that young people still enjoy”.

 

Leo Group is based in Swales Moor, Calderdale, and employs in excess of 400 people at locations across the country. The firm set up the Fund to offer financial assistance to local groups, particularly those involving young people and those in need.

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For Further Information, please contact:

David Simister, Different PR, on 0845 389 26 26

Picture caption: Top Brass: Leo Group Community Grant allows Queensbury Scout Band to buy new instruments



By Leo Group




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