Each year in the run-up to Christmas, the Malvern Chase Brass Band plays carols in and around the Malvern area in aid of a selected charity. Every year we select a different cause with local impact, which we believe will most benefit from our donation. In previous years we have collected for a number of charities, including the Salvation Army's work for the homeless, the Cube in Malvern and Positive Thoughts and Survivors Worcester, both mental health charities. In the run-up to Christmas 2019 it was our privilege to collect for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and our Chairman, Peter Hughes, is pictured handing over our cheque for £1,200 to two of the air ambulance paramedics at their Worcestershire air base near Strensham.

We should like to thank the people of Malvern, who gave so generously to our collection. We enjoyed playing for you and your donations have gone to a very worthwhile local cause.