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Nuneaton Ukulele Jam Band make sweet music in Dorothea Unit

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Nuneaton Ukulele Jam Band came along to brighten up the day for patients within the Dorothea Unit at the George Eliot Hospital.

Dave Greenwood and Ukulele players from the club based at the Chess Centre in Camphill brought unexpected cheer to patients in the Oncology ward, where his daughter is a nurse.

Ukulele classics were played for an hour to patients and their families visiting the ward.

Nuneaton Ukulele Jam Band has been running for fourteen months after being established through funding from the Community Chest Scheme.

The band have been developed to teach people to play these traditional instruments and hopefully encourage players to then join the band which helps to support local charities and communities.  Recently they donated £1700 to Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

Nuneaton Ukulele Jam Band founder, Dave Greenwood said: “We now have 25 members and provide lessons every Thursday evening at the Chess Centre”.

“Our band has been established to help raise money for charity and also promote this great string instrument to a new generation of Ukulele players.”

Dorothea Ward manager, Sandra Vyskocil said: “We would like to thank the fantastic Nuneaton Ukulele Jam band for visiting the George Eliot to share their music with our patients.

“We would like to see them visit more often as they were well received by everyone”.

 For more information about Nuneaton Ukulele Jam Band and lessons contact Dave Greenwood on 02477676986 or 07787502474.

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