Category Archives: Charity

Merry Christmas To All!

RUE had a good day last Thursday,  We performed on behalf of St Michaels Hospice at Tesco  in Hastings, taking part in a 12hr donation event. Some of us then went on to the SMH shop in Rye to present a cheque for £400 collected during this year at various performances especially for St Michaels Hospice..

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Wishing all our friends a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. RUE will not be meeting for the next two weeks, so see you Tuesday 9th January next year same time same place!!

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Sara Lee Trust Christmas Fair

Rue are playing Christmas songs tomorrow from 10:30am  at the Sara Lee Trust Christmas Fair at  St John the Evangelist, Brittany Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0RD. Christmas Decorations and gifts,  craft stalls, festive food and drink along with children’s activities and many other attractions are on offer.  We also have it on good authority that Father Christmas will be popping in!

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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Playing for the Scallop Festival

Last week saw the return of The Scallop Festival in Rye and RUE enjoyed playing a variety of Sea related songs for our lovely audience.  Also our very talented crew performed solo spots and some songs written especially for the evening by Floris.

Thanks to Jonathan and his team at the Queens Head for the delicious scallop dishes and thanks also to the brilliant support from our audience and their generosity towards The Ukulele Kids Charity UK.   Below is a photo of some of the Band with Olly Campion who organises the festival and supports this website with his technical knowledge for us.

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A Lovely Thank You!

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!

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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

Maria Gonet
Fundraising Manager