THE sun shone brightly for Tarring’s 60th annual village market which raised a record amount of money.
More than 900 people visited the market, which was held at The Old Palace, in Glebe Road, on Saturday, June 4.
A traditional village feel was created with music from Worthing Silver Band, stalls and children’s entertainment.
Father Edward Jervis, from St Andrew’s Parish Church, officially opened the market.
He said: “It was a wonderful day – the weather was very kind to us, the market was very well attended throughout the morning and it was lovely to see many parents with their children.
“This year, we found there was a steady stream of visitors, so the stalls were not overcrowded and there was lots of opportunity to see what was on sale.
“The whole morning was certainly a very happy one, it reminded one of the lovely village atmosphere of Midsomer Murders, but without the murders.”
About £6,246 was raised in total– more than ever before – some of which will pay for the final restorations to the church organ, and the remainder will be donated to the Worthing branch of the Alzheimer’s Society and St Barnabas House hospice.