Burton Latimer Ukulele group band together to aid Ukraine
The musical group has been helping charity Humanitarian Aid
Members of a Burton Latimer community band have vowed to keep on playing to raise as much money as possible for a charity supported locally.
Burton Latimer Ukulele & Drum Group performed in Kettering on Saturday (April 9) following a previous fundraiser in Market Harborough.
So far the musicians have raised £1,655 for Humanitarian Aid through Polish-born Burton resident Aga Andrews.
Organiser Adrian Watts, who sings and drums with the band, said: “One thing the Burton Latimer Ukulele & Drum Group is good at doing is raising both a crowd and money for charity so I put the idea to them.
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“I became aware of Aga through local Facebook pages and felt that with my local contacts I could help by introducing her to people who could help.
“I soon realised that money is one of the easiest forms of aid to move between countries and could do a lot of good both in the UK and in Poland/Ukraine.”
Their first outing in Market Harborough raised £1100 in two hours and the second in Kettering raised £555.
Mr Watts said: “We now have our sights set on Corby - we hope to beat our first total.
“No one should ever think they have nothing to offer those who are suffering. I feel humbled to be able to use my music to make a small difference to those whose suffering I truly cannot comprehend.”
Ms Andrews said: “100 per cent of the money goes to help people from Ukraine.”
Burton Latimer Ukulele & Drum Group will perform outside Asda Corby from 11am to 1pm on May 14.