Members of the King’s Lynn Ukulele Club (KLUC) can be found KLUCing their way around Norfolk this summer raising money for East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The group, which meets at The Anvil Inn in Congham every Tuesday night at 7.30pm, have been rehearsing their repertoire of summer songs getting ready for their summer season of events, carnivals and shows and are hoping to make a lot of money for their chosen charity.
Andrea Smith of Dersingham, one of the group’s organisers said: “This is such a good cause and something that really does benefit the community as a whole.
“We’re delighted to be able to support this vital charity and entertain both locals and holidaymakers this summer whilst hopefully raising some serious cash.”
KLUC was established in March 2014 by ukulele enthusiast Andrew English and musician Keith Sharples. Andrew, of Grimston, said: “We welcome adult players of all ages and abilities.
“Holidaymakers who are missing their strumming are welcome to join us as a guest, or if you want to play with us regularly, then come along – we’re happy to share our tips and tricks with absolute beginners, too.
“There’s no charge thanks to the generosity of Kath and Carl who run The Anvil pub.”
The group is a friendly, fun-loving bunch of young and young-at-heart men and women, who join together for two hours of ukulele sing-alongs every week.
Diane Shortland, of Sutton Bridge and one of the first members to join, said: “We play a real mix of music, ranging from George Formby to The Beatles to Paolo Nutini and Amy Winehouse.
“We like to show just how versatile the instrument can be. We love new members as they bring their own fresh music and ideas to the group.
“This summer our gigs are on a Hawaiian theme so expect to find us dolled up in grass skirts and hula lei garlands looking to have some fun with you all. So show your support – come along, sing-along and help us raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance.
“We will be playing at Wells Beach Café this Sunday from 1pm to4pm and Hunstanton Carnival on Sunday, June 26, plus Oscars Night at the Princess Theatre, and various other gigs around the area.” For more details visit www.kluc.co.uk or call Andrew English on 07767 316866.