When we play our ukuleles, we play for fun and we love to share that fun with the public.
So we don’t charge a fee, we simply ask for a donation which is passed on to local charities.
During the last 12 months the following charities have benefited from the public’s generosity –
Many of the gigs we play are requested by charity run institutions such as the Royal British Legion, The Spalding Gateway Club and Tallington Nursing Home for the Residents' Comfort Group, on these occasions we return the donations.
If you wish to learn more about these worthy charities, or make a donation, please click on the above links to visit their websites.
Detection of Cancer & Treatment Equip.Fund (DOCATEF) Boston
Busking for the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal
Several Members of the forty plus strong Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding made our presence felt in Bridge Street Peterborough outside Marks & Spencer on 15th August 2013, busking between 11am and 1pm.
We had a gloriously sunny day in which to entertain the crowds with our repertoire in aid of the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal. Players included Zeph and Gareth Churchill, John and Jo Baguley, Renata Semjonov, Derek Groves, and Robert Calkin.
We strummed hard and sang our hearts out with several of our number getting blisters!! We raised an amazing £118.52 (the footfall – please excuse the Retail term – was massive). Thank you to all the members of the public walking past us who gave so generously and willingly.
Guardian Newspaper Article (December 2013) written by John Baguley:
Holbeach St John's Church Fund
We gave back the donation given to us at the Holbeach St John's Church fund raising concert/supper evening held on Saturday June 28th 2014, thus helping to boost their final total, which amounted to £500 raised on the night.
1. The St. Barnabas Hospice (Spalding)
2. Boston Woods Conservation Trust (Boston)
3. Anna's Hope (Brain Tumour Charity)
4. The Garth School (Spalding).
£400 donated to each of these local charities in 2016
*Dementia Café at Tonic Health Spalding
*The Tulip Suite at the Johnson Hospital. Spalding Hospice Foundation.
*Hearing Dogs for Deaf people. Boston representatives.
*Willow Tree Fen the Delph, Pode Hole, Spalding, restoration of area by Lincolnshire Wildlife trust to natural fenland reserve.