Ukulele players hand over thousands of pounds to air ambulance charity

Upwood Ukuleles hand of cheque to Magpas

Upwood Ukuleles hand of cheque to Magpas - Credit: Archant

A group of ukulele players from Upwood have raised more than £10,000 for the Mapas air ambulance.

On May 5, the group held a concert at Upwood Village Hall which raised almost £1,000, taking their fundraising total past £10,000.

Dotty McLeod, a honorary member of Upwood Ukuleles and presenter of the Radio

Cambridgeshire Breakfast Show, joined the band for their final couple of numbers, and Bob Elvis, a local poet, provided an amusing interlude between the two sets of music.

Formed in February 2014, Upwood Ukuleles has gone from strength to strength, playing at a variety of events ranging from WIs and day centres to private parties, social evenings and festivals.

They include a wide assortment of musical styles and instruments in their shows.