Surbiton RBL Youth Marching Band are asking for public votes to help it win a OneFamily Community Award of £10,000 to buy new uniforms for their cadets.

OneFamily customers can nominate good causes to benefit from an award of £5,000, £10,000 or £25,000. All entries are then open to a public vote and the most popular projects win the funding.

The Community Awards are part of the OneFamily Foundation which was created to give OneFamily customers the opportunity to support their local community and the good causes that matter to them and their families.

This year over 400 customers nominated projects to receive funding across the UK with the voting now open to members of the public until 6 September.

Surbiton RBL Youth Marching Band are an organisation for young people aged 8-25. They provide uniforms, tuition and instruments to members who often can’t afford music lessons. The members take great pride in their uniform and the award would be used to buy new tunics and trousers for the younger and new members as some of the current uniform are over 25 years old.

Guy French, Corporate and Customer Strategy Director at OneFamily, said: “The OneFamily Community Awards go right to the heart of what being part of a customer-owned business is all about, directly benefitting our customers and the causes closest to their hearts.

“Each year we give hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund projects, making a real difference to the good causes and those that benefit from them. A fantastic range of entries have been nominated this year and all of them are projects that our customers care passionately about. Anyone can vote and those that get the most will win, so I’d encourage everyone in Kingston to get involved.”

Voting is open until Wednesday 6 September, to vote visit

Friends of Surbiton RBL Youth Marching Band or

For more information please contact: Laura Barban, Corporate Communications Executive. Tel: 01273 061377.

Article supplied by Denise Corbett