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Police hit right note at charity concert

Worcester Editorial 15th Nov, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

POLICE chiefs helped raise £4,000 for charity when the force’s band celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert in the city.

West Mercia Police Band held the event at Worcester Cathedral in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice, who were also celebrating their 25th anniversary.

The band, which is made up of serving and retired officers and staff, have raised nearly half a million pounds for good causes over the years and made their first public performance 25 years ago, at the Cathedral.

They were joined at the concert by the Abberley Hall Chapel Choir and the West Mercia Police Youth Band.

Carole Crowe, fund-raising manager for Acorns in the three counties, said: “Acorns Children’s Hospice was delighted and proud to share this spectacular 25th anniversary concert with the West Mercia Police Band, it was a magnificent evening with beautiful performances from the bands and Abberley Hall School Choir.

“The funds raised will help us to continue our vital work providing palliative care and support for local children and young people who have life limiting conditions.”

Anyone interested in joining the band can contact PC Richard Waterhouse at


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