Brass bands in Proms cheque

Brian Eccleshaw (right) presents Skegness Mayor Steve Kirk with the cheque.
Brian Eccleshaw (right) presents Skegness Mayor Steve Kirk with the cheque.
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SKEGNESS Mayor Steve Kirk’s chosen charity is £2,500 better off after he received a cheque for the cash at the annual Last Night of the Proms spectacular at the weekend.

The cash, which will go to St Barnaba’s Lincolnshire Hospice, was raised during the Skegness Festival of Brass competition as part of this summer’s illuminations switch-on celebrations.

Festival of Brass founders and competitors were among the performers at the Proms spectacular in the Embassy Theatre on Saturday evening.

And they took time out from their performances to hand over money they had raised at the summer event.

Festival founders Brian Eccleshaw and Norman Prime were part of Lincolnshire Brass, one of the bands which performed at the Proms evening.

Other festival competitors such as the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Orpheus Choir and the prize winning Scunthorpe and District Pipe band also took part in the Proms on Saturday night.

Steve Walker, the Musical Director of Lincolnshire Brass said that since the concert he has been inundated with telephone calls and face book messages hailing the brilliant concert.