The Cobham Band raises in excess of £1000 for Charity On Saturday 12th December, The Cobham Band (Charity No. 1099007) presented ‘A Christmas Concert’ at St. Andrew’s Church in Cobham, under the musical directorship of David Ruel. The concert opened with the march, ‘Christmas Joy’ and featured a number of Christmas favourites such as ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’; ‘Christmas Swingalong’ and Mariah Carey’s, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. The audience were in fine voice to sing a selection of carols throughout the evening, closing with ‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’, which was followed by rapturous applause. The Band performed one extra item – ‘White Christmas’, which was met with a standing ovation! The Band at its Christmas Concert last year raised in excess of nine hundred pounds (£900) for The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice and Christopher’s Hospice (CHASE ~ Hospice care for children). The Cobham Band is therefore absolutely delighted to be able to announce that this year the Band raised in excess of one thousand pounds (£1000 – the final amount is yet to be confirmed) for Help for Heroes and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The Cobham Band it should be noted is a self-funded organisation and a charity in its own right and would like to thank firstly its Musical Director, David Ruel, its members, St. Andrew’s Church, Cobham, and most importantly the much appreciated support the Band receives from its loyal and dedicated supporters. The Cobham Band wishes all concerned and its readership a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year !