Hirwaun Drum Majors, based in Hirwaun, Aberdare is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Fund.
The Hirwaun Drum Majors is a marching jazz band with members ranging from the age of three to 53. The band formed in February this year for a local carnival and gained a dozen new members in just a fortnight. They now train three times a week and enter competitions most Sundays between April and October.
Susan Wallace, band spokesperson, says: “We encourage loyalty and teamwork within the band and want to extend this within the community by always looking for new members to join.
“With this donation from the MARS Milk Fund we can now provide new members of the band with uniforms, instruments and shoes.”
A recent survey conducted by MARS Milk revealed that despite seven out of ten of us starting the week with intention of spending at least two hours on our favourite sport or hobby, cost and tiredness invariably put paid to these plans.
The MARS Milk Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to try something new or simply to spend more time playing their favourite sport or hobby. The MARS Milk Fund, runs until October 6 2013 and has five £300 awards to donate each week.
The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 13 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.
For more information visit www.marsmilk.com