Great fund raising effort for the band by Simon ButtlerGreat fund raising effort for the band by Simon Buttler

Intrepid 'band dad' Simon Buttler braved the icy waters at the Lee Dam Swim in Todmorden to raise a fantastic £500 - to be split between the junior  band and the Calderdale flood relief fund.  Simon, dad of trombonist Alex, also did the swim last year, raising £85 for the tour to Poland.  But this year's causes obviously moved people to dig deep, so a big thanks to everyone who sponsored Simon - but mostly thank you to Simon himself. He has apparently just stopped shivering.