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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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St Michaels Hospice

What a great day we had last Saturday at St Michaels Hospice Fabulous Vintage Fair, lots of great stalls and events if you have never been we would strongly advise you to make sure you go next year, a really lovely day for a fabulous charity.  Here we are playing under a beautiful sky in the open countryside at the Hub at Bodiam, couldn’t have been better!

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St Michaels Hospice Vintage Fair and RSPCA Bluebell Ridge

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.

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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!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We’ve been so busy over the past couple of weeks that I’ve barely had time to blog.IMAG0069

On Saturday 13th December we had the great honour to greet Father Christmas at Strand Quay as he arrived by boat.  We now know the chords to “Here comes Santa Claus” rather well!

It was a bright but bitterly cold afternoon – well attended by children and parents alike  and we managed to add to our St Michael’s Hospice collection considerably.  Thanks everyone.

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Tuesday 16th December was our Christmas Party.   Our MC Mr Kenneth Hall did a fantastic job of overseeing the event (devised by Mr Ian Burford).  A great Christmas meal was served by the Queens Head staff and we entertained each other (hopefully) with party pieces and a great sing song – accompanied obviously by our Ukes.  Thanks to Pam Stroud for her financial services too.

STRAND COURT CHRISTMAS PARTY

 Thursday 17th saw us, with somewhat depleted numbers, entertaining the folks at Strand Court.  They were a brilliant bunch, joined in enthusiastically and were incredibly generous with their donations to our St Michael’s Hospice fund  -  and their mince pies and sherry.  Thanks again.

This Tuesday 23rd December will be our last get-together before Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our supporters – remember – Four Strings Good.

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St Michael’s Hospice Christmas Extravaganza

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Kate Jeffery receives the cheque from Ian Burford

The Rye Ukulele Experiment had the pleasure yesterday evening of playing at St Michael’s Hospice shop for their Christmas Extravaganza.  We wrapped up the event-filled day by playing some of our favourite numbers along with a selection of suitably Christmassy songs.  Accompanied by customers and staff in the shop we Jingle Belled and White Christmassed till 8pm.

We also took the opportunity of donating a cheque, to manageress Kate Jeffery, raised by our busking this year  bringing the total raised for the hospice to a little over £200.

A great day was had by all – thanks so much to the staff and helpers at the shop for their hospitality.