Ukulele Orchestra does its bit for our charity

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A MUSICAL group has raised £150 for the Lincolnshire Free Press Children’s Fund.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding held a concert in Ayscoughfee Gardens as part of the summer music series and afterwards asked for donations towards the fund from the audience.

Secretary Jo Baguley said: “We were very well supported at the concert.

“It was a particularly hot Sunday so most of the audience sought out shade but came forward and gave generously at the end of the concert.

“We were absolutely thrilled to have collected £70, which we made up to £150 from orchestra funds.

“We have two more concerts coming up and hope people will support us.”

The Uklele Orchestra will be performing in Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding, on Sunday, August 21, and Sunday, September 25. Both concerts start at 2pm.

The Lincolnshire Free Press Children’s Fund was set up in 2006 to help under-18s.

Recently we have helped towards getting disabled Alice Bates (4) a powered wheelchair and six-year-old Ben Harcourt-Allen a special tricycle.

The fund aims to help anyone under the age of 18 living within our coverage area, including those who need help with things like sports equipment or musical instruments.

To make a bid for cash from the fund or to nominate someone, write to the Children’s Appeal Trustees, c/o Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1AB.