Hartlepool ukulele group set to raise funds for vital cause

A St Patrick's Day fundraising event is set to be held by a Hartlepool music group.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 10:48 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:56 am
Hartlepool Ukulele Group regularly holds concerts to raise money for charity.

An evening in aid of Alice House Hospice has been organised by Hartlepool Ukulele Group.

It will be held tomorrow at the Oasis Club, in Queen Street, Seaton Carew.

All proceeds from the night will go to the Hartlepool-based hospice.

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Terry Measor, of Hartlepool Ukulele Group, said: “The group plays for fun and pleasure, and has been performing for many years.

“We often play at care homes, birthday parties and garden parties, as well as pubs and clubs in the Hartlepool area to raise money for charity.”

The group practices every Thursday in the Athenaeum Club, in Church Street, Hartlepool, between 7pm and 9pm.

Mr Measor added: “The club welcomes new members to come along and join in the practice, have a giggle and learn new hints and tips on how to play this remarkable little instrument.

“Hartlepool Ukulele Group has a wealth of talent, and shows there is more to the ukulele than George Formby.”

As well as the performance from the group on Friday, there will be a bingo and a raffle.

Tickets to the event cost £2, with doors to open at 7pm.

It is expected to be on until 11pm, with the raffle and bingo to take place at 8.30pm.

For tickets, contact Mr Measor on 07934 386469 or via email at [email protected]

For more information about Hartlepool Ukulele Group, search for the group on Facebook.

Alice House Hospice, based in Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, is a registered charity offering specialist palliative care to hundreds of adults from Hartlepool and East Durham each year.

Individuals who access hospice services can be living with a variety of illnesses including Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, Motor Neurone Disease, end stage heart disease and Parkinson’s.

It costs £2.34 million to continue providing the current range of services, but the hospice receives just 24% per cent NHS funding so the outstanding £1,780,000 must be raised through the local community and other fundraising initiatives.