Singing councillor raises money for Wealden works

El Banda Burros, the ukulele band featuring Wealden Councillor Bob Bowdler, presented a £5,000 cheque to Roger Daltrey ambassador for Wealden Works this week.

The money has been raised by the band at gigs in Wealden throughout 2018.

A Rural Employment Initiative, Wealden Works is one of the Wealden District Council’s Chairman’s official charities. Chairman Councillor Chris Hardy watched El Banda Burros perform at Wealden Works’ award presentation this week and took part in the event.

El Banda Burros has also raised a further £1000 this year for several other local good causes.

Last year it raised £6000 for the men’s health charity Movember. El Banda says in 2019 they will be keeping it local and continue our support for the youth of Wealden via Wealden Works.

Phill Straker, Roger Daltrey, Bob Bowdler and Rog Newman

Roger Daltrey, Cllr Chris Hardy and award winners