SACRISTON Colliery Band now has a uniform approach to its music. For, thanks to a £500 award from the North-Eastern Co-op's community dividend fund, the young members of the band have been kitted out with new uniforms. There are eight youngsters in the band which meets at Nettlesworth Community Centre.

The community dividend grant was made by the Co-op's Mid Durham divisional committee, who consider applications under the scheme every other month.

Money for the fund comes from the donations of Co-op dividend cardholders and thanks to their generosity over £18,000 has been handed over to community groups in the Durham area over the past 12 months.