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 has indeed been the case. The changing pandemic situation meant that we weren't clear exactly what that change would entail. But one thing was for sure: there wouldn't be a big all-day festival at the end of February.
Eventually all the extravagent popssibilities coalesced into ... a short series of mass busks and gigs. Our first busk was in Berkhamsted and involved Katie's Jumping Fleas, The Ukerythmics and BURP. We raised just over £3k for Unicef's Ukraine appeal. With further support from Ver Players, we have now raised well over £7000 this calendar year.
You can still 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...
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