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Drumming up support for the MS Society

Drumming up support for the MS Society
21st July 2009

Drumming to the same beat for more than five minutes may seem easy to many people, yet to get 582 people to do it at the same time is quite a feat.

It happened, however, and all in the name of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, smashing the previous record of 533 musicians set in the US only three years ago.

Among the children and band members were several celebrities, including actor and comedian John Thomson as well as Don Powell, the drummer from the legendary Slade.

Hannah Chroston, the community fundraising manager for the MS Society, was lucky enough to see the demonstration live.

She said of her experience: "The event was truly spectacular - the noise was immense and it was so impressive to see everyone drumming in time and keeping the same beat.

"The organisers were thrilled to get the world record and we just can't thank them enough for staging such a successful event."

Last week, the MS Society happily spoke of its popularity on Twitter, enrolling over 1,000 followers in the space of two months.

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