Bring me sunshine joy for Richmond House Care Home residents as Flukes hit high note

Toes were tapping and fingers clicking when Ukulele group Flukes performed at Richmond Manor Care Home.

It was the second visit for the entertainers who performed a mix of songs including, ‘When I’m Sixty Four’ and ‘Bring me Sunshine’.

The visit was organised by Tony French whose parents Beryl and Laurie live at Richmond Manor.

Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach Clare Cook said the visit had brought a tremendous amount of joy to everyone.

She said everyone, including staff, were thrilled with the playing and loved hearing the variety of sounds.

She said: “The ukulele has a very cheery sound and it’s lovely to hear. The playing of music can really improve moods and also brings back happy memories for many people, promoting our mental as well as physical health.

“This music was also very motivational. We hope that Flukes will visit us again soon.”

The Flukes Ukulele Group was founded in 2016 and plays pop, rock and folk songs. The group was initiated by Flitwick Town Council which provides a room in the Rufus Centre for the group to play.

The group is always happy to welcome new players at any level as well as complete beginners, and can provide advice, support and tips if needed. There are no fees to join.

The ukulele offers a very distinct sound and, from its earlier days in Hawaii, remains popular today.