Wigan Ukulele Club hits all the right notes during marathon performance for Children in Need

Talented Wigan musicians earned thousands of pounds for a good cause after strumming for hours on their ukuleles.
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Members of Wigan Ukulele Club played a marathon 12-hour session at Asda, in Newtown, to raise money for Children in Need.

They started at 9am on Friday November 17 and continued singing and playing their ukes to entertain shoppers and collect donations through to 9pm.

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They did manage to give each other a break by taking it turns to perform

And after totting up following their exhausting ordeal, a grand total of £2006.91 was found to have been collected.

The ukulele club usually play around 49 to 50 gigs each year and typically will raise around £12,000 a year for the various charities they support.

The musicians regularly support charities and will be returning to the supermarket on December 16 and 17 to raise money this time for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.