Arundel band strikes up for grand performance

Members of The Alternatives,William Spurway (left) and John Prideaux (right), are pictures with MS nurses Lisa Black(centre left and Katrina Orchard

Members of The Alternatives,William Spurway (left) and John Prideaux (right), are pictures with MS nurses Lisa Black(centre left and Katrina Orchard

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SUMMERTIME fun has delivered a winter windfall for charity.

Arundel-based rock band The Alternatives joined forces with the Burpham Village Committee to stage a summer party, held in a giant barn at Home Farm, in Wepham.

The band, which performs to raise money for local charities and for St Nicholas’ Church, Arundel, added £500 of its own to the £500 generated by the party, to present £1,000 to the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

John Prideaux, of The Alternatives, praised the village committee for ‘drumming up great support for the event, which was a huge success’.

Committee treasurer Valerie Belton responded by thanking the band for their performance. She said: “The music was terrific, and very easy on the ear.”

There is already talk of repeating the event next summer.

Formed in 2005, The Alternatives are a six-piece band comprising members and friends of the St Nicholas’ congregation. For more information about the band and how to make a booking, see the website www.thealternatives.org.uk