About Romsey Ukulele Group

The Romsey Ukulele Group (RUG) was formed in March 2015 by New Zealander Helen.

Helen had recently moved to England from New Zealand when she put an advert in the local paper asking if anybody would like to join her new ukulele group. Twenty-five people did and the Romsey Ukulele Group was born.

Today RUG has an email circulation list of over 150 people, with fifty-plus regularly coming to the weekly group sessions.

Each Wednesday evening between 7.00pm and 9.00pm the group meets at The Romsey Comrades Club, S Front, Romsey, SO51 8GJ (MAP) . There are tuition sessions available for the first forty-five minutes and then a main session until 9.00pm for everyone to enjoy.

We ask for £2.00 from each player per session to cover the cost of hiring the Club. Any surplus money is donated throughout the year to our four chosen local charities; Jane Scarth House, Romsey Opportunity Group, Romsey Young Carers and Romsey Open Gate Stroke Club. Since 2015 the Romsey Ukulele Group has been able to present several cheques to these charities donating thousands of pounds to these worthwhile causes.

We are very proud to consider ourselves the friendliest group in the South. You will be very welcome to the group – you have just made a whole new group of friends!

Romsey Young Carers is a safe space for our young carers and families to discuss concerns, get support and have fun.

Romsey Opportunity Group encourages children (0-5) with a wide range of Special Needs to learn to play and socialise with each other, with input from professionals such as Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Portage.

Romsey Open Gate Stroke Club is a social club offering friendship and support for people who have been affected by stroke.

Jane Scarth House is a local charity that provides emotional and practical support to anyone whose life is affected by cancer.

“We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.”