MEMBERS of Okehampton Excelsior Silver Band are pictured receiving a donation of £500 from Okehampton United Charities and £250 from Okehampton Town Council.

The money donated has been used to install a false ceiling in the band room. It will improve the acoustics for the band and improve the efficiency of the heating making it more eco-friendly. The work had to be done without disrupting any band practices.

This was efficiently done by local builder Jamie Ware who worked hard to bring the job in on time.

The band would also like to thank the members who gave up their own time to paint the room and make it such a nice environment to play in.

In the photo are band musical director Bob Julian, band chairwoman Margaret Allin, Karen Percival of Okehampton United Charities and Okehampton town mayor Janet Carpenter. Picture by Paul Hamlyn.