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Where there’s music there’s brass: Wokingham’s carol singing helps Africa charity

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Forget muck, the saying should be where there’s music there’s brass.

Wokingham-based charity Brass For Africa was one of the charities supported by Wokingham Borough Council’s annual Carols In The Mall event just before Christmas.

At the event, music was performed by the Berkshire Maestros Youth Brass band and carollers generously donated to both the Mayor’s and Maestro’s chosen charities, one of which is Brass For Africa.

The Wokingham-based chairty was founded in 2009 when it donated 30 second-hand brass instruments to an orphanage in Uganda, and also started a music project.

Since then, it has donated more than 200 instruments into orphanages in Uganda and Liberia. It works with local people, teachers and organisations, music programmes and humanitarian projects for extremely disadvantaged children and their communities.

And to help get more instruments out there, Borough Mayor, Cllr UllaKarin Clark, presented a cheque for £50 to the charity’s representative Jim Trott at the Council offices on Friday, February 7.

He was delighted to receive the money and said: “The opportunity to play music with others is incredibly empowering, giving individuals and their communities new found self-belief, self-worth and confidence. Music is also an effective tool for engaging with young people to promote and teach other life skills.”

For more on the charity, visit its website http://www.brassforafrica.com.

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