Local Ukulele group raise vital funds for women affected by domestic abuse and violence in Plymouth

Trevi is delighted to receive an amazing £1710 donation raised by the Plymouth based Ukulele Group – Queens Dock Ukes.

Queens Dock is a group of retired men and women who enjoy playing the Ukulele. They have been together for eight years and are now friends. They play performances for charity and each year nominate a local charity to receive the donations.

Trevi was nominated by group member Susan Ball and this was carried unanimously in 2020. The group started to raise money until COVID hit in March. At a time when funds were vital for the charity, the group had already raised £500.

Eve Robinson of the group said, ‘At the beginning of 2022, it was decided that Trevi didn’t get an entire year, so we decided to carry on raising funds for them. At the beginning of our performances, we explain who we are raising funds for and that the full amount we raise goes directly to them and then tell them what Trevi does. On one particular performance in Ivybridge, a lady in her late forties came up to our leader Pete giving him a donation and saying, ‘I am glad you are collecting for Trevi. They saved my life.’

‘We will carry on playing ukulele and collecting for local charities as long as we can because we enjoy it so much, after all, our ages range from 60 to 86.’

Hayley Dann, Fundraising and Marketing Lead, said, ‘We are delighted to receive such a fantastic amount of money from Queens Dock. A big thank you goes to Eve, Sue and the players for their amazing efforts and for choosing us as their charity. What a talented group they are.’

The money donated by group will be used to provide vital support services for women and children affected by domestic abuse or violence in Plymouth. Their dedicated services include a residential rehabilitation centre exclusively for mothers and their children, counselling, 1-1 support and accredited courses to help women work through their trauma, transforming them from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’.

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