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Wells Maltings. May Bank Holiday
A small group of 6 of our Uke players were invited to play at the Wells Maltings on Bank Holiday Monday. The group enjoyed their time playing in the Foyer to the restaurant customers. It was nice to be out again entertaining and raising funds for worthy causes.
Those playing are :- Graham, Don, Susie, Jenny, Kevin and Dave
THE FAKENHAM UKES GIVE TO WORTHY CAUSE
Picture of Henry Hill receiving the cheque from Fakenham Ukes band member David Clemow.
The Fakenham Ukes, the ever popular ukulele group are once again providing much needed financial assistance to a very worthy cause.
17 year old Henry Hill of Marsham was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Henry's mother Ms Lisa Hill thanked the Fakenham Ukes for the gift of £800 and explained about Henry's condition.
Henry has a rare form of cancer that affects fewer than 20 people a year. His ongoing treatment requires weekly trips to various hospitals, with all the costs involved. Ms Hill has given up her job to become Henry's full time carer and has been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of those who have contributed to Henry's Go Fund Me Page .
Go Fund Me, https://gf.me/u/y92hng.
Fakenham ukes leader Graham Thomas said, "Although we haven't been able to perform this year and our fund raising has been limited we did not hesitate to offer this much needed gift and would urge others to contribute to this worthy cause''.
Fakenham Ukes Rise Again
The fabulous Fakenham Ukes are now practising under the social distancing guidelines. Three groups of 6 Uke players are now playing in 3 different outside locations. All members of the groups will follow the required 2 metre distance between each player. This is another step towards the whole group getting back together, enabling us to once again perform to the public and entertain them with our sing-along music. Ultimately to again raise funds for local charities and needy people.
Our Wells group practise together in a member's garden
Our Group A get together to practise here locally in Fakenham in one of our member's gardens.
Our Group C get together weekly for practice at their Hempton venue
Father and Daughter members of Group C, Don and Jo, singing their rendition of The Searchers song 'What have they done to the rain'.
Don and Jo got together and wrote their version of 'All About You' for our group leader Graham on his birthday.