Unite the Union Band Band instruments are now 25 years old and some older, they do deteriorate over time requiring costly repair bills. The band regularly competes against the best bands in the world who are lucky enough to play new instruments and in order to maintain our Championship status we do need to replace ours.
Instruments are very expensive items, a big investment for any band and we simply do not have this money.
We have set a target to replace some of our instruments and whilst working hard towards achieving this aim, we have been given permission to contact each union branch to seek their possible help in a donation to our fund.
Unite the Union Band are extremely grateful to the following branches who have so generously donated towards our goal. We really do appreciate your help !
Please check back regularly to see updates of our ‘total so far.’
Anyone can make a donation to our fundraising no matter how big or small, so if you wish to help us reach our goal please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your name to our donations list below.
The band are extremely proud to be sponsored by Britain's biggest union Unite, with 1.42 million members across every type of workplace.
The history of the union movement has been punctuated by mergers in which smaller and more specialised unions have come together to combine their resources and increase their bargaining power and collective strength.
The merger between the AEEU and MSF created Amicus, which was followed by mergers with Unifi and the GPMU. In 2007, Amicus merged with the Transport and General Workers Union to form what is today known as Unite the Union.
Unite is the union for the 21st century meeting the great challenges facing working people today. It’s a democratic and campaigning union which fights back for employees in the workplace, protecting workers' rights and taking trade unionism out to millions of unorganised workers.
It is a union that stands up for equality for all and advances the interests of its members on a political and national level. Unite is also active on a global scale building ever stronger links with trade unions around the world to confront the challenges of our globalised economy.
Our sponsorship originally came from the band’s involvement with the Durham Miner’s Gala. We have been delighted to lead the union contingent for a number of years now at that event and this has led to a more formal sponsorship in recent times as the band enjoy a healthy, on-going relationship representing Unite.
The band regularly plays at Unite hosted events, lead many of Unites main marches and rallies and perform for visiting guests from all over the globe.
A few of the events that the band have enjoyed representing the Union at in recent years include:
- Durham Miners Gala
- Mexican Miners Conference – Wortley Hall
- Leeds Pride March
- Anti-austerity March - London
- Save our Steel Rally - Sheffield City Hall
- "We're not going back". Red Ladder Theatre Co.
- Orgreave March
- Conservative Party Conference March
- Workers Memorial Day – Leeds
- Leeds Pre-election Rally with Ed Milliband
- Leeds May Day TUC March
- Opening of NUM Building Barnsley