Showcasing their love of the ukulele, the Port Macquarie Ukestra is hosting a jam session raising funds for Make a Difference’s new local project and the Neighbourhood Centre.
Performances will be interspersed with jamming and a sing along along with plenty of fun and laughter, as well as a raffle and silent auction.
Organiser Ruth Allen said the Ukestra is a chance for like minded people who love the ukulele to come together in a fun, relaxed way.
“The Port Macquarie Ukestra has been going for a number of years now and is just a chance for people to have strum and do something they love,” Ms Allen said.
“Our band meets each week and a few times a year we have an event like this where we try to raise a bit of money by inviting the community to come along, see what we do and maybe participate in some fun.”
The M.A.D for Ukulele fundraiser will be hosted at the Mac Adams Centre on Gordon Street, Port Macquarie on December 12 from 6pm.
“Our M.A.D for Ukuele night is all about raising money for Make a Difference (M.A.D) in Port Macquarie,” she said.
“They are a local charity which is probably best known for getting the Orange Sky Laundry Van in the area and now they are starting on a new project.
“All money raised on the night will go towards their new project to fund a mobile food van to complement the Orange Sky Laundry Van currently in operation.”
Maddy, the region’s Orange Sky Laundry Van, now runs eight shifts a week for people experiencing experiencing homelessness on the Mid-North Coast.
On the night the group are also asking people to bring food items to go into a food hamper organised by the Neighbourhood Centre.
“As well as raising money for the food van we will also be collecting hamper items for the Neighbourhood Centre,” she said.
“Examples of suitable items include confectionery, biscuits, nuts, chips and dried fruits, long life juice, canned items, bottled sauces and pasta.
“We'll be dropping these off to Service NSW Port Macquarie the day after the event - the team there are making up hampers for distribution by the Neighbourhood Centre.”
No need to RSVP just head along on the night with the $10 entry fee going to M.A.D and some food for the hamper.
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