George’s Egg-Selling Efforts Help Raise Over £250 for Local Brass Band11 February 2019
In a fantastic act of goodwill, Year 10 Penryn College student George Stevens has raised over £250 for Pendennis Brass, a town band based in Falmouth.
George – who has been a part of Pendennis Brass for five months – travelled to a number of Cornish towns and villages selling eggs that he’d collected from his parents’ poultry farm in Perranwell, and donated the profits to the band. In addition, he selflessly asked for any Christmas money, or the value of any Christmas presents he was due to receive, to be donated to Pendennis Brass.
Reflecting on George’s fantastic fundraising efforts, Pendennis Brass member Mrs Burley said: “Pendennis Brass members were completely taken aback when George donated his money to the band. We all commented on what a lovely gesture it was coming from someone so young.
“George is a key member of the band, and an exceptional musician with a very bright future,” concluded Mrs Burley.
Indeed, George’s donations have had an instant impact, with the band purchasing a range of high-quality musical scores for future use. And George expressed his delight in witnessing the changes his contributions have made. He said: “It feels great that the money I’ve raised is already helping out my fellow band members. I remember arriving at a meeting to deliver the money and feeling really happy that I’d been able to help others in the band.”
For updates and more information on Pendennis Brass – visit their Facebook page ‘Pendennis Brass’.