We had a busy April, playing at another two venues, the first was at Iden’s Ship to Shore Variety show where the Experiment played the matinee and evening performances. The audience joined us singing along with a selection of sea inspired songs and sea shanties!
We followed this by playing at the Heffle Cuckoo Fair at Heathfield a Fair held to raise funds for Demelza Children’s Charity, a really well attended fair with lots of interesting stalls and various events.
We had a great time at all of the April venues we played at and are busy rehearsing ready for our next venue which is the RSPCA Open Day on 28th May at Bluebell Hill in Hastings, check out our What’s On page for future events, looking forward to seeing you there!
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
Last night’s cheque presentation to St Michael’s Hospice from the Rye Ukulele Orchestra.
Centre stage – Ian Burford, long standing member of the group and our MD was delighted to present Bruni Lovett with a cheque for just over £600. The money was raised at the various busking and booked events that we played last year and exceeded our expectations considerably. It is heart-warming that people are so generous for such a worth-while cause. Bruni stayed the course and listed to a bit of rehearsal – brave lady.
Thanks to all those who contributed so generously in 2015. We’d love to try and beat the amount this year.
Well the dust has finally settled after the festival and as soon as we got our breath we were back ‘on stage’ last weekend at the Rye Hospital Fete. A bright a very breezy day saw music flying everywhere (skirts too). This was the first of many summer bookings in our calendar and we are delighted we could contribute to such a worthwhile event. Thanks to the fund raisers at the Memorial Hospital. Our next outing is the Sue Ryder Fete at 10 High Street Rye on 11th July. Look forward to seeing you all then.