Ukulele show supports Wheelchairs for Kids

Cambrai Ukulele Band players Margaret Glass, Irene Stirn, Sharon Slimper and Laurie Hodkinson with Wheelchairs for Kids volunteer workshop manager Olly Pickett, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Wheelchairs for Kids volunteer Keith Talbot. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d494433
Cambrai Ukulele Band players Margaret Glass, Irene Stirn, Sharon Slimper and Laurie Hodkinson with Wheelchairs for Kids volunteer workshop manager Olly Pickett, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Wheelchairs for Kids volunteer Keith Talbot. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d494433

RETIREES in Mindarie and Merriwa raised about $2300 for Wheelchairs for Kids at a ukulele concert this week.

Cambrai Ukulele Band.

About 20 members of the Cambrai Ukulele Band, based at the RAAFA Cambrai village in Merriwa, performed to an audience of 70 at Harbourside Village in Mindarie on July 9.

Co-organiser Sharon Slimper said it was the band’s third fundraising concert and they chose to support the Wangara-based charity for the event because a Harbourside resident was heavily involved in making the wheelchairs for children in developing countries.

The Mindarie resident said a dozen people helped put on the afternoon tea, with time, food and raffle prizes all donated.

The band held a fundraising show for Alzheimers WA in 2018 and Mrs Slimper said last December they raised money for the Salvation Army’s women’s refuge and next December they would perform in Woodvale.

Cambrai Ukulele Band.