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Sponsored Walk

Keyhole Surgery Locksmiths takes part in Ballycoan Pipe Band Sponsored Walk

Keyhole Surgery Locksmiths joined local band ‘Ballycoan Pipe Band’ on their sponsored walk to help raise funds for the band.

Ballycoan Pipe Band are based at Purdysburn, on the Ballycoan Road, Belfast. They are a Grade 1 Pipe Band and compete regularly at local competitions as well as major competitions held throughout the UK. The band finished off the season on a high last year by being crowned the Grade 1 Champion of Champions.

In the past most bands have benefited from financial grants, to help out with uniforms, instruments or community concerts. Over the last couple of years financial grants have been scarce and local bands have had to find funding from elsewhere to help with their upkeep. When we were approached by the band to help sponsor them, we went one further and actually joined them on the walk and donated a cheque to help with their financial commitments.

We started out at 1pm on Saturday 23 January from Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn along the Lagan Towpath to Shaw’s Bridge and back again. The weather and craic were great as we merrily walked the 15 mile route. There were a few stragglers over the course of the day and some never made it past Bob Stewart’s. Nonetheless it was an enjoyable day.

We would like to wish the band and its members all the best for the future. Happy Piping!