David Yates, who grew up in Stoke and went to Staffordshire University, is one of many professionals across the UK spending their February 29 Leap Day volunteering for good causes.
The campaign is run by EasyFundraising.org, a website aimed at helping small causes such as charities and non-profit organisations.
As part of Leap Day, charities and organisations who would like or need help have put their requests on the Leap Day website.
The brigade is a marching band for boys aged five to 18 based at Sandon Road Baptist Church, Stafford, and they often have events in the community.
Mr Yates, a web manager for Easy Fundraising, says the initiative will provide valuable resources for those who can’t have them readily available.
He said: “Most charities tend to have to do everything themselves because they don’t have a lot of money – all the funds they raise goes back into their cause.
“They often don’t have enough to buy services such as promotion or marketing which can be vital for events.
“This is why I chose to help out the boys brigade using my skills as a graphic and web designer to promote their coffee morning event.”
There is still time to get involved with the Leap Day campaign, which is happening around the West Midlands today and in the next few weeks.
To find out more information go to www.leapday.co.uk or tweet @easyuk