Bolton's oldest brass band has announced a new sponsorship deal with a Manchester-based cabin crew training business.

Eagley Band has already been provided black polo shirts by new backers, SkyPeople Training Ltd.

The deal marks Eagley's first sponsor for 25 years, with music stand banners and waterproof coats also expected to be provided to the 174-year-old band.

SkyPeople Training's CEO, Sarah Ferguson, is a cornet player in the musical outfit and has been a member for two years.

Ms Ferguson proposed the sponsorship to musical director Chris Wormald.

Mr Wormald said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Sarah into the band this past couple of years and her son Dom much more recently, and for her to generously offer sponsorship has been a wonderful surprise.”

The band's Summer concert featuring Riverdance takes place in Bolton Parish Church on Saturday, July 6, at 7.30pm, admission are £5.