Masons' £500 donation for Marsden Junior Band

Members of Marsden Junior Band are celebrating a cash boost

Colne Valley Masonic Lodge presented them with £500 to buy new instruments with cash from the West Riding Masonic Charities Provincial Grand Master’s Fund.

Robert Shaw, the lodge’s charity steward is seen presenting the cheque to band secretary Christine Martindale.

Looking on are (from left) Naomi Hemingway, Rachel Hemingway, conductor Brian Boothroyd, Annabel Pugh, David Snooks, of the lodge and Charlotte Pugh.

Mr Shaw said “it is a local band and with Colne Valley Lodge being in the same area we thought we would see what we could do.”