The Salvation Army in Chester and the Cheshire Constabulary Police Band are teaming up to stage a musical fundraiser.

Showcasing stage and screen music, this special event at Hoole Road's United Reformed Church will provide an opportunity for the audience to enjoy bright brass renditions of popular tunes.

The concert is set to take place on Saturday, July 6, at 7pm.

All of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Walton Centre in Liverpool, a leader in neurology and neurosurgery treatments.

The donation holds a personal meaning for many within The Salvation Army Chester, due to a family from the church currently receiving support from the centre.

Former police officer and current Salvation Army church leader Andy Tonks sees a fitting connection with the police band's involvement.

He has more than 30 years of service with the Isle of Man police force and made the move to Salvation Army leadership with the church and charity later in his career.

Mr Tonks 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, including free entry for under 10s, can be purchased from The Salvation Army Chester on St Anne Street, or by contacting 01244 316791 or

Ticket prices are set at £10.00 for adults and £7.50 for concessions, with included refreshments.