Posted on September 12 2012
UP UP & AWAY!
On the 1st of September, the Littleborough Training Band (managed by our Creative Assistant Laura) held a Balloon Race to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Littleborough Band. 200 balloons were sold and released from Hare Hill Park in Littleborough, near Rochdale. The balloons that travel the furthest and have their tags returned, will win a selection of prizes donated by local businesses including Tiger Feet, Aura and Thamin, all based in Littleborough. All donations from the balloons will go straight to the Littleborough Training Band, and will help towards raising funds for a weekend away for the band, planned for Spring 2013. Laura would like to say a big thank you to everyone that took part in the balloon race, to everyone that helped with the release and to the businesses that have donated prizes so generously. The winners will be announced on Monday 1st October. For more information and photographs, go to www.facebook.com/LittleboroughTrainingBand Here are some of our favourite photos from the day! Photos by Laura Whittaker, Joan Cook and John Hindley.