We wanted to share with you a lovely letter we received from Maria from the Sara Lee Trust. We had great fun and are looking forward to the next time!
Dear Justine and all the members of the Rye Ukulele Experiment,
Huge thanks for donating your time to play at our Christmas Fair on Saturday, it was so wonderful to have your fantastic music during the day, it completely lifted the atmosphere and we have received lovely feedback from all who attended on how much they enjoyed it.
We raised an incredible £2,646.12 from the Fair and Raffle which will be used to provide essential care and support services to local people living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
On behalf of everyone at the Trust, thanks once again – we really hope you enjoyed being part of the Fair and would love to see you all next year, to do it all over again.
With very best wishes,
Maria, Nikki and everyone at The Sara Lee Trust
We dusted off our jingle bells and raided our wardrobes for red things, and got into the mood at The Sara Lee Trust Christmas Fair, held in the beautiful church of St John the Evangelist, St Leonards. This wonderful charity raises funds to help families and people affected by cancer. There was a warm and friendly atmosphere and lots of people, and we were joined for a while by Tony, a uke player visiting from The Isle of Wight. Nice to meet you Tony!
We are delighted to be providing lots of seasonal songs in support of The Sarah Lee Christmas Fair this coming Saturday. There will be great festive shopping with lots of stalls, including gifts, delicious refreshments and children’s crafts, also a grand Christmas Raffle and a visit from Father Christmas!
The event will be held at St. John’s Church, Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea,TN38 0RD, Look forward to seeing you there!
Wild Boar evening at The Queens Head last week. Thanks to everyone who came and supported us. Special thanks to Jonathan for the yummy wild boar goodies!
We are happy to be playing this evening in the theatre at the ARRCC centre, New Road Rye. We are part of the Sunset Serenade concert raising money for the Dementia Action Alliance.
The concert start at 7:30, would be great to see you there!
On Tuesday evening we were joined by Meg who is visiting the area from Northumberland. She plays with The Angel Delights a ukulele group based in Wooler, they have recently played at Alnwick International music festival and like most ukulele groups play to raise funds for charity. We have had a lot of visitors this year from other ukulele groups and it has been great to share experiences and songs with them. Some of us, whilst on our holidays, have visited other ukulele groups too and as usual a great evening is had by all!
Well, we have been busy recently playing to help raise funds for two very worthwhile charities and having a whale of a time! We were hoping to play outside at the Vintage Fair but the weather decided otherwise and in the end we played amongst all the wonderful items on offer in the main tent to a lovely audience!
If you have not been to St Michaels Hospice Vintage Fair before put a note in your diary for next year, lots to see and do along with helping a very worthwhile Charity. Here we are enjoying ourselves.
Blue Bell Ridge RSPCA Cat rehoming Centre in Hastings is a joy to visit, The cats are so well cared for by the wonderful staff and volunteers and it was very difficult for the band, who are all animal lovers with quite a few of our own, not to come home with a new member of the family! If you are looking for a new cat to join your family, look no further. We enjoyed delicious cake with our tea and a great time was had by all. We have been invited to return to help them with their fund raising and we shall be very happy to do so. Lovely sunny day at this one!
We had a great time on Saturday playing outside Adams, as part of The Rye Arts Festival Opening Day Street Music. Many thanks to the most appreciative audience, we were all rocking and swaying! We cheekily put out our St Michaels Hospice collection buckets and were delight with the total of £76.63. Not bad for 1 hour! Thanks everyone.
Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed welcoming visitors to our Tuesday night Jam sessions. Rye has lots of festivals and lots of people come to the area on holiday so it is great when fellow ukulele players look us up. Recently Jeremy from Hanwell Ukulele Group came and played with us, a good time was had by all as usual and we hope that next time he is down this way he makes sure he is here on a Tuesday so he can join us again.
Here he is with a Rye Ukulele Festival 2016 badge, good man!