Along with local women, Sharon James and Heather Acreman, Pat Trott and Pam Fisher, who work at the Specsavers store in the High Street, have been instrumental in helping to set up the West Country’s only female brass band which has been formed to raise money for Breast Cancer Now.

Pink Bra’ss will be holding their first concert on Friday 22 July at Wells Town Hall under the baton of Jo Sykes, who is also musical director for Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band and The Choir in Wincanton.

The Specsavers stores in Wells and Portishead have provided sponsorship for the ladies’ pink polo shirts.

Cornet player and assistant manager Pat Trott said: ‘As part of the evening we will be running a raffle at the event and have already received some fabulous prizes which include vouchers from Studleys Jewellers and Mistral (Ladies clothes shop) in Wells and Tranquillity Hair in Street as well as other prizes from Forever England, The Silver Studio and Tesco. We are still looking for more though so if you’re a local business and think you can help, please get in touch.’

Nic Johns, director of both Specsavers stores, added: ‘We’re delighted to make some noise about the Pink Bra’ss debut concert and help raise much money as possible for such a worthwhile cause.’

Tickets are on sale now from the Specsavers Wells store, the Glastonbury Music Shop and Runway Boutique in Street and cost £7.50. The concert will start at 7.30 p.m.

Breast Cancer Now funds cutting-edge research to discover how to prevent breast cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage. To find out more, visit

To buy tickets or to make a donation to the charity, please visit the store at 60a High Street, Wells.

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