On Wednesday 29th March, The Deal Hoodeners presented a cheque for £2,400 to Terry Madgwick of the Deal Centre for the Retired.
The Deal Hoodeners are a band of volunteer musicians who play traditional folk music donating their profits to local charities.
The Deal Hoodeners’ 2016 charity was The Deal Centre for the Retired to support their new venture into Dementia Outreach. Terry Madgwick said “We are very pleased that The Deal Hoodeners chose us as their 2016 charity and this donation of £2,400 will allow us to support dementia services in totallity through the existing schemes of ‘COGS’, ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Kingfisher Club’.”
This year, the Hoodeners’ chosen charity is the 2nd Deal Sea Scouts based in Walmer. They will also continue to support the RNLI and the Deal Maritime and Local History Museum.
Steve Grayland, Captain of the Hoodeners, said: “We would like to thank all the wonderful people of Deal and surrounds for their continued support in giving so generously in aid of our chosen charities. I am looking forward to our 20th year and supporting the Deal Sea Scouts.”.
The Deal Hoodeners can be booked for charity events, parties and barn dances by using the Book The Band form. They practice at the Prince Albert in Middle Street, Deal most Monday evenings from 8pm to 10pm.