Saturday, 16 July 2016

Sandhouse Stompers Coast to Coast Stomp 2016

To donate to the Sandhouse Stompers Coast to Coast Stomp 2016, please visit our Just Giving page:

Following the success of last year's event, which raised £4,064 for Favela Brass, in just 4 days' time the Sandhouse Stompers are going to do it all over again, with the support of Lancaster-based UK charity Volunteer in Brazil. From the Sandhouse Stompers Facebook Page:

"On the 20th July 2016, 9 intrepid explorers, musicians, friends, aka The Sandhouse Stompers will be embarking upon a 2nd epic journey. From West coast to East coast, Morecambe to Whitby, over 9 days, this musical troupe will be walking, busking, grumbling, serenading, eating and drinking their way across the country...

We hope to raise as much money as possible for Favela Brass through sponsorship, musical performances and impromptu busking en-route, but we need your help! If you can offer us a field to pitch our tents, can provide us with pies or frosty libations, we would love to hear from you. If you want to walk with us, play with us or rattle some collection boxes for us you are more than welcome to join us."

Here is a list of the shows that the Stompers will be playing along the way:

20th July The Black Bull at Bentham
21st July Knights Satinforth
21nd July Victoria Hall, Settle
22rd July Foresters Arms, Grassington
23rd July The Crown Inn, Pately Bridge
24th July The One Eyed Rat, Ripon
25th July Thrisk Royal British Legion
26th July Helmsley Brewing Co.
27th July Coach House Inn, Rosedale
28th July Abbey Wharf, Whitby

The Sandhouse Stompers are (from left to right):

Mark Ellis (Sax)
Gareth Smith (Trumpet)
Paul Grady (Trumpet)
Neil Morley (Trumpet)
Stuart Garside (Trombone)
Mark Kerrigan (Drums)
Jim Stretton (Tuba)
Rowena Smith (Trombone)

Even before the walk has started the Stompers have already managed to secure a donation from the instrument manufacturer pBone of 2 plastic trombones and 3 plastic trumpets, which will be winging their way over Rio and into the hands of our students shortly - what an amazing start to a fantastic fundraising initiative!

A huge thank you also to UK Charity Volunteer in Brazil for supporting this event.


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