UKULELE players will be strumming in Worcester city centre today in a special performance to raise money for charity.

The players from Worcester Ukulele Club will be entertaining shoppers to raise money for Worcester and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK.

More than 30 players have signed up to play in Bell Square at the back of Boots in Crowngate from 11am to 3pm.

They will be taking it in turns to ensure there is continuous music throughout the four hours.

Parkinson’s UK’s Worcester and District branch, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, has five groups across the county that provide support, advice and friendship to people with Parkinson’s, their family and carers. Parkinson's is a serious and progressive neurological condition, and currently there is no cure. Volunteers run the groups and need to fundraise continually in order to continue to provide mutual support to people with Parkinson’s.

As well as the friendship groups, the group organise activities for people affected by Parkinson’s including exercise sessions, singing and yoga.

The Worcester and District branch is one of 365 local groups in the charity’s network that offer a space for people with Parkinson’s to meet others in similar situations and access support.

To spread the word about the event, members of the group went on the Kate Justice show on BBC Hereford and Worcester, playing a couple of songs that are set to be performed to shoppers.

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