Half the money was raised at a Summer Party, which was held in a giant barn at Home Farm in Wepham. The Alternatives provided the entertainment and the Burpham committee did the rest, drumming up great support for the event. When thanking the band for their performance, the committee's treasurer Valerie Belton commented that "the music was terrific, and very easy on the ear". There is talk of repeating the event next summer!
The Alternatives are a six-piece rock band comprised of members and friends of the St Nicholas Church congregation. They were formed in 2005 and have raised thousands of pounds for local charities and St Nicholas Church Arundel through their performances.
From left to right, William Spurway, Lisa Black (MS Nurse Worthing), Katrina Orchard (MS Nurse Chichester), John Prideaux
For more information about fundraising for the MS Trust, email our Fundraising Team or call 01462 476700.