Musicians donate to cancer charity

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THOUSANDS of pounds have been donated to a cancer support centre from a ukulele group.

Wessex Cancer Trust received a £7,000 donation from the Pompey Pluckers which chose the trust as its charity of the year.

Group member Barrie King suggested the charity in memory of his daughter, Sarah, who died from breast cancer three years ago.

The cheque was presented to the trust’s business operations manager Kim Lawford at the Old House at Home in Milton and is the culmination of 83 gigs as well as a £1,000 donation from earlier in 2014.

Ms Lawford said: ‘We’re extremely grateful to this talented and passionate group of musicians.

‘This magnificent donation will help the new Wessex Cancer Trust cancer support centre which will be based at 77-79 High Street, Cosham.

‘Currently being refurbished, it comprises a shop at the front with a support centre at the rear. Both will be open by the end of the year, providing valuable support to Portsmouth residents.’