Garden centre and ukulele band team up to help cancer charity

The Highly Strung ukulele band performing at the Notcutts Dukeries garden centre
The Highly Strung ukulele band performing at the Notcutts Dukeries garden centre
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Notcutts Dukeries garden centre in Worksop has supported its local community by lending its space to a local ukulele band raising money for the Western Park Cancer Charity in Sheffield.

The live performance by 15-strong voluntary band Highly Strung raised more than £350 for the charity, which supports Weston Park Hospital by funding pioneering cancer research and helping to improve cancer treatments and care for patients.

Andrew Rawson, manager at Nottcuts Dukeries, said: “Thank you to our customers who helped to raise vital funds for the hospital.

“The band were fantastic, and we really enjoyed having them, as did our customers who were singing, dancing and taking pictures and videos on the day.”

Gladys Thorpe, a local fund-raiser who organised the event, added: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Notcutts for hosting us and to all the customers on the day who got involved and generously donated.

“It was a brilliant day and we look forward to performing at the centre again in the future.”

This year Gladys hopes to beat her 2016 fund-raising amount of £6,700 for the Western Park charity.