Over 96 local causes across Co. Louth share donation of €28,000 thanks to customer votes in the Tesco Community Fund
Local cause Drogheda Brass Band drums up huge support from Louth community
In Dublin alone, over 1,320 local good causes have shared a donation of €315,000 since the launch of the Tesco Community Fund initiative last year.
One community cause that was nominated for the Tesco Community Fund was the Drogheda Brass Band. An integral part of the community in County Louth, the Drogheda Brass Band has served the town for over 126 continuous years and has performed at all the major civic occasions in the town during that time. In addition to appearing at civic and community events, ensembles from their senior and youth bands perform in local schools, and it is a long-standing tradition for members to give up time on Christmas morning to play for the sick and the elderly – the true meaning of community spirit.
Michael Plunkett one of the organisers of the Drogheda Brass Band said: “Founded in 1886, we are a community-based organization, operating a Senior Band, Youth Band and School of Music with a total membership of circa 80 people. Drogheda Brass Band has been one of Ireland’s leading bands for many years, performing regularly at many venues. Both our Senior Band and Youth Band have been extremely successful at competition level nationally and internationally. We are extremely grateful for the help we received via the Tesco Community Fund. This has helped us to continue to invest in the development of the band and our ongoing service to the local community through replenishment of our instrument stock, purchase of new music and uniforms, in addition to normal overhead”.