Starting from their performance at the Harrogate Food Festival in June last year, the Spa Town Ukes have raised £3500 in twelve months.
Performances have included the Harrogate Summer Concert series at various locations, supporting the Little Bird Made markets at Valley Gardens, Knaresborough and Wetherby, various Christmas markets and back to back concerts over the Jubilee weekend, including headlining at the Jubilee Square on the stray and regular appearances at the Victoria Centre Piazza.
Karen Bellerby, HSTU Chair, said:
We are delighted to be supporting the excellent work of Saint Michael’s, our chosen charity – and it’s a ‘win win’, we love to play and the collections and donations support such a worthwhile local cause.
Saint Michael’s Chief Executive, Tony Collins, said:
We are extremely grateful to the Spa Town Ukes for their remarkable fundraising support this year. The money they have raised will make a big difference to our work vital supporting local families living with terminal illness and bereavement.
Harrogate Spa Town Ukes are a local Ukulele club and band with 40+ members. The club meets weekly at Oatlands Social Club on Wednesdays and the band of up to 20 players appear regularly at local events at which they accept donations and organise collections for their charity partner, Saint Michael’s Hospice.