The Harrogate Brass Band will be helping promote independence for older people and people with a sensory impairment or disability in the Harrogate area.
Through partnering with Opening Doors, a service run by the Harrogate Easier Living Project charity, the Band have already been offering complimentary tickets to its concerts for volunteers who then take a service user out to the concert for free.
The people the charity supports are unable to get out and about easily without extra support and transport. In addition the Band has used its audience programmes to ask for volunteer drivers for the scheme.
The partnership will be formally launched on 4th December at Trinity Methodist Church for a special Family Christmas Concert where members of the audience will hear about benefits of supporting socially isolated people.
The Band are providing their services for free so as much money as possible will go to Opening Doors and Trinity Methodist Church who are opening their luncheon clubs to the charity’s clients.
Catherine Morland, Chairman of the Band said:
The clients from Opening Doors have loved coming to our concerts. We’re delighted to support the work of Opening Doors alongside Trinity Methodist Church, they’re both doing fantastic work to reduce social isolation in our community and we want to play our part.
The Band hope that by taking a lead in this area other performance groups in Harrogate will follow suit.
The Family Christmas Concert on 4th December costs just £6 and starts at 7:30pm. For tickets and more information call Lynda Dale on 01423 562816