Twenty five ukulele players hit the right note for a grateful charity.
They came from as far afield as Shrewsbury to put on a show for shoppers in Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre.
The Bridgnorth Ukulele Band also raised over £300 for local charity Baby Blues that supports the special baby care neonatal units at New Cross and Walsall Manor Hospitals.
Tracy Frumenzi, who jointly manages its Victoria Street charity shop with her mother Bet Howe, said afterwards: “It went brilliantly well. “Everybody enjoyed it and the response from the shoppers was fantastic. Everybody was singing and dancing and said this was the kind of entertainment that the city centre had been missing.
“It only took two hours for them to raise lots of money too, so it was a win-win situation.”
Mrs Howe said: “I asked him if they would play for us and they kindly agreed. They were fantastic. We are a very small charity and it is a struggle to get goods into the shop at the moment, so we are very grateful for any assistance we can get in making people more aware of us. This will help us raise more money for the really worthwhile cause of supporting the neonatal units of our two local hospitals.”
Janine Harley, who runs the Bridgnorth Ukulele Band with Barrie Taylor, said: “We have 60 members who come from Shrewsbury to Sedgley and many places in between. More people want to play the ukulele than any other instrument at the moment. It is easy to learn and very sociable because we normally meet in pubs.”