MONEY raised by the annual Sweet Soul Sunday at the Railway Arms in Alton has now been donated to the event’s chosen charities.

Held over the August bank holiday weekend, this year’s event raised £1,200 which has been split equally between the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) UK.

One of the organisers of Sweet Soul Sunday, Charlie Brake, has thanked the Railway Arms, Triple fff Brewery and Mr Whiteheads Cider, which donated and supported the event.

He said: “Once again, our sponsors really pulled out all the stops. We really appreciate what they do for us each year. I would also like to thank all those who came and helped make the day so successful.”

As well as a freshly cooked American barbecue, homemade cheesecake and plenty of liquid refreshment, patrons could show off their moves to funk and soul tunes mixed by DJ Pops and Jim Trower.

Plans are already under way for next year’s Sweet Soul Sunday. The event was established four years ago to raise money for local and national charities.