Huddersfield Marathon Band has won a national award for its ‘dedicated’ charity work.

The efforts of the 31-piece band were celebrated at a London ceremony, where they were crowned winners by deafblind charity, Sense.

The group raised over £100,000 for the organisation after completing two London Marathons over the last two years.

It is the latest welcome addition to the fighting fit band’s collection of accolades, which also includes breaking two Guinness World Records for the ‘fastest marching band’.

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The marching band was named the charity’s ‘Partner of the year’ at an awards ceremony this week, which was hosted by leading medic and presenter of Channel 4’s Embarrassing bodies, Dr Dawn Harper.

The band’s director, Mike Lomas, 23, who plays the cornet, said: “We are thrilled to have won.

“We love what we do and being able to make a difference to people’s lives through music is just amazing.

“We’re always up for a challenge and will keep on trying to help in any way we can.”

The band has also recently earned a JustGiving Award and a BBC Christmas Star Award for their tireless fundraising.

Band members completed the marathons in 2011 and in 2014, and this year smashed its previous record time by finishing in 6:56:44.

The money donated to Sense will be used to help members live as independently as possible and fund activities and holidays.

And the awareness raised by the Band’s stunts has helped to raise awareness of deadblindness across the UK.

Celebrity supporter, Dr Dawn Harper, said: “The Sense Awards are a wonderful way to recognise some inspiring achievements by people who are deafblind and those who make a very real difference to their lives.

“I was delighted to be asked to take part in the event and it was an honour to present the awards to the thoroughly deserving winners.”