BURP (Berkhamsted Ukulele Random Players), under the benign guidance of Sue Parsons, have been holding this annual ukulele festival since 2012 and over the ten years have donated a total of over £35,000 to UNICEF. We thank all of our supporters – performers, volunteers, participants and audience alike – for their input.
In 2021, which marked Sue's tenth U4U, we were forced to go virtual and this allowed us to spread our wings with an international bill.
2022 was always destined to see great changes in the format of BURP's support for Unicef and this will indeed be the case. With the current changing pandemic situation, we're not clear exactly what that change will entail. But one thing's for sure: there won't be a big all-day festival at the end of February.
We have several exciting ideas but aren't yet able to implement them. Watch this space and we'll let you know just as soon as we have concrete plans in place.
Including... a couple of mass busks. Our first was in Berkhamsted and involved Katie's Jumping Fleas, The Ukerythmics and BURP. We raised just over £3k for Unicef's Ukraine appeal. The next is to be on Saturday 9th April in St Alban's between 10.00 and 13.00. Come on down!!
Or support us online via our JustGiving page: Ukes for Unicef for Ukraine JustGiving page
If you have any ideas for future events under the Ukes for Unicef banner then please contact us, and thank you all again for your support over the last ten years!
The remainder of this site relates to last year's virtual festival...
We thank Junction 9 Design Consultants for their enormous support