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Ukulele player’s plucky charity plan

NDET 21-5-12 BWJ 4 David Lister, of Brampton, hoping to start a Ukelele group.

NDET 21-5-12 BWJ 4 David Lister, of Brampton, hoping to start a Ukelele group.

A BIKER has taken up a more tuneful hobby after he broke his leg in a motorcycle crash and is appealing for people to help him form a new ukulele group.

David Lister, 57, of Poplar Motors, on Old Road, Brampton, was badly injured in a crash while on holiday in Spain but now he’s back on two feet he is perfecting the tiny four string instrument made famous by actor and singer George Formby.

Mr Lister, who sells camper vans, said: “A customer showed me his ukulele and I began whiling away the days and learning to play while I was recovering with my broken leg.

“I began to enjoy it so much that I want to start a group up with practice sessions and hope we can do shows to raise money for charity.”

The Rose and Crown pub, at Old Brampton, is willing to let Mr Lister have a practice room and he wants to be able to support the Alzheimer’s Society because his mother was diagnosed with the condition.

Former Chesterfield music shop Hudson’s also told Mr Lister that ukuleles were among its biggest sellers, so he is convinced there are plenty of players in the area.

He added: “I used to be a drummer with a band and now I’m enjoying playing Beatles’ and Beach Boys’ hits on my ukuele and want to form a little group for fun.”

Anyone interested in joining Mr Lister’s ukulele practice group is urged to call him on 07712 107821 or email poplarmotors@btconnect.com for details.

 

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