Music man’s bid to drum up cash

Bandmaster Jim Bright
Bandmaster Jim Bright
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Bandmaster Jim Bright is hoping to drum up support for his bid for Smile funding.

The Spalding Guardian has teamed up with the Spaldingand District Round Table, which has put up £10,000 of funding to support good causes.

Just about anyone can apply for the cash for a whole host of uses – from redecorating a room to buying news sports kit for your team.

Mr Bright, who is bandmaster of Spalding’s Marching Ambassadors is hoping he will have something to trumpet about if he is successful in his bid for some cash towards the purchase of a new marching baritone trumpet – which sell for around £1,789.

Mr Bright said: “We have been trying to buy one for a long time but never been able to afford one.

“If we were able to buy one it would benefit and the young people in the are and hopefully the public as well.”

A panel of Round Table members will consider all applications and decide those which will be backed with a donation up to £500.

Applications for sums over £500 will be considered by all members of the Round Table.

To apply for a slice of the pie, fill in the form inthe Spalding Guardian or email your request, with your name, contact telephone number, email address, amount requested and purpose for the funding to