New Year Concert charity collection raises £896

Huge thanks go to the audience at our very successful New Year’s Day concert in St Albans Cathedral who generously contributed £896 to a retiring collection. This has been divided between two charities, Kidney Research UK and the 25 percent ME Group, with which SASO members have personal connections.
We are also very grateful to Christmas shoppers in the centre of St Albans who donated £334 to a collection for the Multiple Sclerosis Society organised by carol-playing members of SASO’s brass section and their friends. Thanks also go to the manager of Costa Coffee’s shop in the Maltings Centre for kind permission to use the bandstand.