North Tyneside Council's Youth Action Fund £8,900
The Hospital of God at Greatham £1,800
R W Mann Trust £500
Sunday for Sammy £1,000
The band is on a roll and the award follows rave reviews during recent gigs, festivals and charity events which the members have attended.
The band attended an audition with the members of the Sunday for Sammy Trust which included local music legends Ray Laidlaw and Ray Stubbs and the chairman is Tim Healy. The Band received a standing ovation at the end of the audition and the parents were delighted with the consideration and generosity which was extended to the members during a very stressful occasion.
Mr Quinn advised that the band will be arranging regular sessions to allow local children to develop their interest in music which is a unique innovation and hopefully participants will be able to realise their musical talents.
Mr Quinn deserves special recognition for the time and effort which he devotes to the band, whether it is arranging practice sessions or gigs without his enormous contribution the band would not have achieved the level of success.
The local community are extremely proud of the band for its dedication and commitment, together with their developing reputation for the quality of their live performances.