Newquay Band have been a regular feature of Sunday afternoons at Newquay Beer Festival for many years and the 2023 Charity festival run by Newquay Towan Blystra Lions Club was no different.
All the acts at the festival play free of charge which means more of the funds raised can be donated to local good causes. Of course, some acts like Newquay Band, are themselves one of the good causes in need of support and this year, before the festival, they had applied for a grant from the Lions’ Quarterly Grant Scheme to purchase some new instruments and support their bursary (‘Brass for All’) for young potential musicians who benefit from expert tuition and guidance through this scheme. In addition to the £500 the Lions agreed to provide to support this worthwhile project, they also donated a further £200 to the band’s coffers as a thank you for their support at the Beer Festival again.
Lion President Heather Stanley took the opportunity to present the donation publicly at the Beer Festival before the band members took to the stage.