Silver Band music to the ears for Action Cancer

14 December 2015

This Christmas marks the tenth year that Wellington Memorial Silver Band has supported leading local cancer charity Action Cancer. During this time the band has raised an incredible £27,000 and with this year’s collection aim to hit the high note of £30,000.

Ten years ago one of the female band members received a breast cancer diagnosis and the band decided to do what they could to support other women.

Davy explains, ‘It’s a great cause and the work that Action Cancer does is vital. It’s important that the money stays in Northern Ireland and is used to fund local breast screening and complementary therapy sessions.’

Action Cancer’s Arlene Creighton noted, ‘We are grateful to Davy and the Wellington Memorial Silver Band – this year will mean that their support has enabled us to breast screen 375 women for cancer, and we will have picked up early detections in 2 women and peace of mind for all the   others” .