Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, is delighted to support The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain with the supply of NHS Lateral Flow Test (LFT) kits plus donating Covid essential items including face masks and hand sanitiser to support the Youth and Children’s Band 2021 summer courses and outdoor concerts.
The Youth and Children’s Band summer courses will be the first residential courses the charity has been able to host since 2019, before the start of the pandemic. The courses will be kept Covid-safe by creating a bubble for the young people in attendance and moving the end of course concerts to the open air.
The outdoor concerts are taking place on the stunning grounds of Repton School in Derbyshire. The Children’s Band (aged 8 – 13) takes place on Friday 30th July and the Youth Band (aged 14 – 20) will be performing on 7th August. Tickets are free of charge.
Katie Jacobs, CFO of Well Pharmacy, said:
“Music plays an important part of our lives and there is lots of evidence and research which shows that music can boost your mental health and wellbeing. We are delighted to partner with The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain to help them to safely run their summer courses for their Youth and Children’s Bands.
“Young people have been hugely impacted by the lockdowns – so supporting the charity by donating Covid essential items and making sure they have access to enough supply of NHS LFT kits to proactively test and keep people safe was something we were delighted to help and support with.”
Mark Bromley, CEO of The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB), said:
“We’re grateful for the support and donation from Well Pharmacy, with these items we’re confident we can offer our members a safe residential experience. We are so excited to be bringing live music and the opportunity to enjoy the glorious sounds of a brass band back to the community of Derbyshire”.
Tickets to see Children’s and Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain are free of charge and can be booked here: https://www.nybbgb.org.uk/whats-on
The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain is a registered charity supported by Arts Council England and the Department for Education and invites attendees to make donations towards the 2022 Bursary Fund, which has recently launched: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/NYBBGBBursaryFund2022