Summer Strum is a not-for-profit, self funded event organised and run by a team of fantastic volunteers! The cost of staging the festival is met by sponsorship, grants, fundraising by the regions' ukulele community and the support of various businesses - see Friends of the Festival.


It is because of this support that the 'Strum' is able to remain a free to enter event.


Pop these fundraisers and promo events in your diaries and come and support your local community festival!


Fundraising & Promo


Hoylake RFC - Carham Road - Hoylake - Wirral - Merseyside - CH47 4FF


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We will again be raising money for Wirral Hospice St Johns and Wirral Mind. All proceeds of our raffles over the festival weekend will be donated to these two wonderful charities so head to the merch stall and buy your tickets!!


If you would like to donate a raffle prize for 2020 festival or any of our fundraisers please get in touch - summerstrum@outlookcom


We would like to thank the following companies/people for their generous 2019 prize donations:

Bonanza Ukuleles from Utah (PRIZE FOR SPECIAL RAFFLE - a Bonanzalele with case)

Jake Shimabukuro from Hawaii (PRIZE FOR SPECIAL RAFFLE - signed ukulele) plus more goodies for the regular raffle!



Thornton Hall Hotel

Sainsburys, Hoylake

Chemist & Co

BnQ Bidston

Hatt et Sonet 

Forza Pizza Bar, West Kirby

Liverpool Football Club

Whitts End Wine Bar, Hoylake

The Ship Inn, Hoylake

Tesco, Broughton

Phoenix Legal Services, West Kirby

Karma Indian Restaurant, West Kirby

Morrisons West Kirby

Wirral Traditional Turkeys

John Kelly

David Sung

Pat's mam Fran xx


and more!


COMING UP - an evening of Christmas, Carols & Comedy with OPERA-LELE! at Melrose Hall, Melrose Avenue, Hoylake


Tickets £10 from here and via Jackie at the Hall ( or by contacting us at


Including Hoylake in their UK Christmas Tour! George and Mandi (aka Opera-lele) have been having a great time creating a BRAND NEW show and they would love to see you all there.


Opera-lele is the unique comedy music act specialising in performing music from opera and musical theatre accompanied by the twang of the ukulele!

Having both trained as singers at the Royal College of Music and Goldsmiths College in London, George Bartle and Amanda Harkett have gone on individually to forge careers for themselves as entertainers of the highest calibre.


See more here:

A Special Message from George & Mandi

Some previous Fundraisers

Events in the 2019/2020 calendar!