Band receives big donation

2016-11-02 06:00
George Benjamin, Kolomela mine public affairs manager (right), hands over the donation cheque to Reginald Segeri from the Ikageng Brass Band.  Photo: Supplied

George Benjamin, Kolomela mine public affairs manager (right), hands over the donation cheque to Reginald Segeri from the Ikageng Brass Band. Photo: Supplied

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The future looks bright for the John Taolo Gaetsewe District-based Ikageng Brass Band.

Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, donated R50 000 to the band to enable them to get involved in programmes that would ensure a better future for the youth in the community.

The main objective of the Ikageng Brass Band is to focus on the local youth by exposing them to music.

Through dance and music the band (with their slogan “Sound of hope and prosperity”) aim to help prevent the youth from getting involved in social ills such as crime and drugs. It is registered as a non-profit organisation that focusses mainly on musical entertainment, live performances and events management services to a range of clients.

“The majority of our band members are learners spread all over the Northern Cape and other provinces. Most of our revenue is spent on transport and the sourcing of accessories for our musical instruments.

“This donation will make it possible for the band to achieve its objectives,” said Reginald Segeri, band member and Kolomela mine employee.

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