DESPITE torrential rain, supporters of Alton’s annual Sweet Soul Sunday event braved the weather and helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Now in its sixth year, the event took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the town’s Railway Arms and was once again supported by local businesses, Triple FFF Brewery and Mr Whitehead’s Cider.

More than than £900 was raised for the Wessex Cancer Trust and Cancer Research UK.

Patrons were treated to a Mexican-themed freshly cooked barbecue and there was plenty of dancing to tunes delivered by DJs Captain Flatt, Jake Archer DJ Pops, and Jim Trower. Internet radio DJ Simon Richardson from made a guest appearance, and broadcast from the event during the afternoon, giving listeners all over the world a taste of how Altonians like to party.

One of the organisers Charlie Brake said the whole team appreciated all of the help and support, which is given each year to make Sweet Soul Sunday a success.

He said: “Thank you to Mr Whitehead’s Cider and Triple FFF Brewery for their generous donations, and special thanks to Chloe Watson and Stephen Hope, and all of the team at The Railway Arms who worked so hard, before, during and after the event.”

Pictures courtesy of Spike Bristow.