Music band presents cheque for youth provision in town

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 24th October 2023

A music band hailing from Alfreton has presented a cheque for £3,125 to help support youth activities in the town.

We reported last week that for 24 hours starting at 6pm on Friday, October 6, at least one member of the four-piece Death Of The High Street (DOTHS) band walked the one-mile loop of Alfreton Park.

The band, which is made up of Ash Simpson, Joe Hodges, Scott Baxter and Andy Purve, took on the energetic challenge in support of Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision (AYUP).

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This week the lads have totalled up their fundraising cash and presented AYUP – which offers free workshops, delivered by Old Farm Bus, for 11 to 17 year olds – with their total raised.

A spokesman for the band said: “We’ve totalled up the donations and sponsorships from our big walk the other weekend and we raised £3,125 for Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision. The youth club will be funded for a good few months with this.

We couldn’t have done it without the kindness of everyone, it’s an amazing thing when communities come together.”

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