Local youth band Cheshire Youth (Music for Life) Big Band and the Love Music Trust Saxophone Orchestra performed on Friday night 18 March at Goostrey Village Hall to rapturous applause.
Their ‘sell-out’ concert was organised by former Goostrey Scout, Catherine Flanders, and raised almost £700 towards the Goostrey Scout hut and Youth Centre project.
Catherine, herself an accomplished musician, decided to organise the concert to help raise money towards the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre. This is the second charity concert arranged and managed by Catherine, who organised everything including posters, ticketing, and booking the venue and bands.
David Giles; Group Scout leader of Goostrey Scouts commented; “We are truly indebted to Catherine and very proud of her for organising this fundraising concert, which was not only a ‘sell-out’ but also raised much needed money towards the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre. It was wonderful to see so many talented young people giving up their time for the good of our community and especially gratifying that one of our former Scouts has given so much of her time in helping to raise money towards the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre for the enjoyment of all the young people in Goostrey. I am also very grateful to the loyal group of people who helped behind the scenes and to run the bar. This project has truly captured the hearts and minds of the people of Goostrey and I am very grateful to them for supporting our fund raising events.”
Cheshire Youth (Music for Life) Big Band performed an evening of jazz for the residents of Goostrey. The band performs regularly across the North West, with recent appearances at The Cinnamon Club, Bowden, Alexander’s, Chester, Southport Festival (Jazz on a winter’s Weekend) and Manchester Jazz Festival.
Goostrey Scout Group have now raised over half the money needed towards the cost of building a new Scout Hut and Youth Centre and hope to begin construction this year.
Donations can be made directly to: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/1stgoostreyscoutgroup