CHESTER Salvation Army and Cheshire Constabulary Police Band will be joining forces to raise money for charity through the power of music.

Bringing together music from stage and screen, The Salvation Army in Chester will be hosting a musical event at the United Reformed Church, on Hoole Road, with the Cheshire Constabulary Police Band playing brass instruments to well-known pieces.

Taking place on Saturday, July 6, at 7:00 pm, 100 per cent of proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Walton Centre, Liverpool, a leader in the treatment and care of neurology and neurosurgery which currently sits close to the hearts of many within The Salvation Army Chester due to a family from the church receiving support.

The presence of the police band sits fittingly with Salvation Army church leader, Andy Tonks, who served himself as a police officer on the Isle of Man for more than 30 years before being called into Salvation Army leadership with the church and charity.

Andy said: “The idea came from two key organisations within the Chester community coming together to give something back to all within the community and beyond by donating to The Walton Centre, a place that offers great care. We currently have a church family who are receiving support from The Walton Centre, and we have seen first-hand the work that the team does in supporting people within every community.

“Brass band music sits hand in hand with our church which has a steep history in performing brass instruments and something that The Salvation Army is well known for, especially around Christmas time. We encourage everyone to attend, relax, enjoy and come together through the power of music and for a great cause.”

Tickets are available from The Salvation Army Chester located on St Anne Street, priced at £10.00 and £7.50 for concessions, which includes refreshments, and under age 10 are free. The concert starts at 7:00 pm and tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 01244 316791 or by emailing