We were delighted to get a call after The LEBRF (Llewllyn Edwards Bell Resporation Fund, the Salisbury Guild fund) trustees meeting on 26th October, to confirm that they have pledged £700, which is 10% of the cost. This is a tremendous boost to our fundraising.
We have made several other requests and are waiting for the decisions to be made in due course. Each charitable trust has a different set of criteria, so it is difficult at this stage to predict what the likely totals of the grants are going to be.
Meanwhile, each week at practice night, Jack has been selling brownies to the band, a group of willing customers which varies between about 14 on a quiet night, to 20 or so.
Another member of the band has been busy making homemade Christmas cards to sell for the appeal.
About £1000 has also been received in private donations.