Posted by: Laura Hammond
Thu 28th September 2023
Members of Death Of The High Street (DOTHS) will walk a 24-hour loop of Alfreton Park to raise money for the town’s youth services.
For 24 hours starting at 6pm on Friday, October 6, at least one member of the four-piece band will be walking the one-mile loop of Alfreton Park – a challenge they first completed in October 2020.
The band – made up of Ash Simpson, Joe Hodges, Scott Baxter and Andy Purves – will now take on the challenge again in support of Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision (AYUP).
AYUP launched in July and offers free workshops, delivered by Old Farm Bus, for 11 to 17 year olds.
Ash explained why the band want to support AYUP. He said: “We’re from Alfreton and AYUP are doing something amazing for the youngsters of the town.
“We understand just how important youth services are in Alfreton and if we can do anything to help AYUP continue building them then we’re doing to do it.
“Myself and Joe started our musical life together at the local Polygon youth club when we were 13/14. They gave us a space to practice, encouraged us and took us to a recording studio to record some tracks. Opportunities that definitely inspired and pushed us to be musicians, all leading to us achieving things we didn’t think we could.
“Youth services are vital to giving youngsters opportunities they may not otherwise have access to.”
The band’s fundraising walk will be supported by a Charity Fun Day at Alfreton Cricket Club from 12pm on Saturday, October 7.
The event will feature a number of live performances from local artists, including Richard Hunter and Greazly Street, and DOTHS will perform a set when their walk is complete.
There will also be a fundraising raffle featuring prizes donated by local businesses, including Alter Ego Brewing Co, Dan PT and Genesis Bowling.
Raffle tickets will be available to buy on the day and are also available to buy from The Bankers Tavern in Alfreton.
DOTHS have set up a Just Giving page to support their fundraising. You can find it here.
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