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From left: Band members Mike Andrewst, Andrea Russell, Roger Smith, Lorraine Richard, Janet Duncan from Link Nurseries and Julie Lodge. Picture by Rex Thomas

THE Malvern Chase Brass Band handed over a cheque for more than £1,000 to the Link Nurseries Horticultural Therapy Centre.

The handover happened at the latest coffee morning held at the centre in Powick, which provides occupational therapy for adults recovering from serious mental illness.

The band raised the money, a total of £1,150, by playing carols and other seasonal favourites in the run-up to Christmas.

Judith Aldridge of the Friends of Link Nurseries said: “‘We are so grateful to the band for this most generous donation to our latest fund-raising project, which is the repair and refurbishment of the automatic watering systems at the nurseries.

“It gives clients, staff and volunteers such a morale boost, knowing that Link Nurseries has the support of so many local people.”

Malvern Gazette