My Mate Sarah
Last year, I was devastated to find out that one of my best friends Sarah was diagnosed with Cancer. At the young age of 42, she has now undergone all of the usual conventional medical treatments with little success.
With two very young children Claudia aged 3 & Darcey aged 5 and Pete, her loving devoted partner of 18 years, Sarah is determined to fight for the chance of life were she get's to see her beautiful young children flourish in to adulthood.
I too want this for her more than anything and aim to do everything I can to support her battle. I remain optimistic that Sarah will conquer the big C but she desperately needs the financial support to do so.
I will be uploading a video soon sharing memories of my friendship with Sarah dating back to that good old year of 1997 when Chumbawumba ruled the charts and Spicing Up Your Life was a daily ritual! :)
From now up until Christmas Ukulele Club Liverpool & friends will be on a mission to raise our set target to support Sarah and her family. We will be hosting a range of donatable workshops, busking events, competitions and many more ukulele related activities plus our annual festive event, of which all proceeds collected will go to My Mate Sarah. We would love you to get involved!
All information will be available via out official UCL website: www.ukuleleclub.org.uk
In the meantime your gift of donations through this page will be a great start to giving Sarah a fighting chance as she engages in a multi-pronged approach of undertaking opportunities to discover new alternative therapies and treatments.
Thank you for the blessing of your support.
Best wishes to one all,
Director of Ukulele Club Liverpool
PS: Sarah & the girls came over for a visit and a stroll in Sefton park with myself & Fruitcake recently and Claudia managed to slowly but surely overcome her fear of dogs!! Go Claudia & Fruitcake :)
And on a recent visit to Brighton I got over my fear of pedlos...*Gulp*
Quite at home on the racing machines tho....
A perfect end to a perfect day :)
Would just like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who came along to the Fundraising event on Saturday, to all the awesome volunteers who helped out and went way above and beyond brilliance in setting up & making sure all the activities ran smoothly...to all of our fantastic performers who totally rocked the Church including the Ukulele Club Members, UCL Massive, Zoe Bestel, Bill, Dave & Chris from the Ukulele Uff Trio, Katie, Peter N, Peter R, Lewis, Brian, Ged, Tony & Graham from the Splintered Ukes, to the Church folk for having us back for the 2nd year running, PULSS students for filming the event (promo coming soon), everyone who bought tickets & entered our Grand Prize Draw (Well done to Peter Norman for winning it for his 1334 combination) to our Hostess with the mostess, Miss Rachel Ravey & her lovely side kick Liam, to Scary Santa and his evil (but lovely) Elf for making the Reindeer Games just splendid, Gill & Ged for providing the games, Neil Fairbrother for all the balloon twisting, the Ukuleighties for running the workshops, to Cosmic Jan, Heather Bestel (Zoes Mum) our fab kitchen crew, Natalie, Lesley & Suzi & bar staff Jackie & Mike and finally to Sarah's Mum Pam & Auntie Sue for attending both the day time & evening event & finally to Nicola Mitchell for being AWESOME & giving up so much of her time to help out with all the intricacies both on the run up to & during the event!! What a star.
We managed to raise a grand total £1785.00 during the day & evening which exceeded our expectations.
Thanks again & see you all very soon.
Lots of love & best wishes for Christmas & NYE2016
Elaine & Fruitcake xxx