Brass bands entertain in aid of charity

THE sound of brass filled the air at the third annual Brassbandathon on Saturday.

Eight bands played the 12 hour concert, between 10am and 10pm, inside the St Paul’s Centre, in Chapel Road, Worthing, in aid of Children in Need.

W40604H14  The West Chiltington Silver Band

W40604H14 The West Chiltington Silver Band

In total, £1,402.35 was raised.

Event organiser and musical director of the Worthing Silver Band, Laura King, hailed the event as the best yet.

She said: “I’m really thrilled. It’s more than we raised last year. Every year it’s just got bigger and better.”

According to Laura, one woman went into the venue for a cup of tea and ended up staying for seven hours.

Worthing’s town crier Bob Smytherman spent most of the day outside the venue encouraging people to attend and the ever-popular Pudsey Bear posed for photographs.

“Children in Need is a fantastic charity,” said Laura. “People really respond to it which is really important when you put on this sort of event.”

The concert finished with a massed band performance.