Police give band aid to drummers

BAND members have drummed up funding support from police.

The Northumbria Police Charities Fund has donated two lightweight drum harnesses and stands to the Northumberland Scottish Pipes and Drums group to support two members who suffer from joint and muscle problems.

Helen Nicholson and Rhys Grant can now play in more comfort and participate fully in the band, including taking part in competitions, which involve lengthy periods of standing and hours of practising.