Pompey Pluckers

Portsmouth's very own amateur ukulele group

Contact us on email:


...if you'd like us to play at your event...

please give brief details of type of audience, time, date, venue.; we normally charge a fee and put our charity collecting tin round during our performance.

Hello... we are a diverse group of people living in and around Portsmouth UK, who love playing the ukulele and welcome new members of any ability. Since we started performing in 2010, we have been responsible for raising over £60,000 for local charities.

This year we've decided to support three local charities, all with worthy causes:

Age UK Portsmouth provide free advice on welfare benefits, social care, housing, scams and legal issues. Help around the home and befriending support and social activities for Forces veterans and their families in Portsmouth.

MAKE - Aldingbourne Trust Portsmouth supports people with learning disabilities and/or autism, providing real skills, care, jobs through strong partnerships between social enterprise and charity fundraising to give the people we support real choices to live independent lives.

PARCS: Portsmouth Abuse & Rape Counselling Service works with people who have been sexually violated at any time in their lives and provides free specialist counselling and psychotherapy to all genders, from aged 5.

Here's a lovely response from Relay for Life after a performance from Pompey Pluckers:

"On behalf of the committee and all the participants from the Relay for Life Portsmouth I want to say a massive thank you to the Pompey Pluckers for coming along last weekend. You exceeded all our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed your performance. You really were absolutely fantastic. The feedback we have received from everyone attending is phenomenal. Donations and collections are still coming in but the event for 2019 (baring in mind that the teams fundraise all year round) is expected to have raised an unbelievable £80,000. Thank you so very much for helping to make the event such a success. We are now planning for next year, the date is yet to be confirmed, and we would be truly honoured if you would join us again. Would you please be able to let me know if you would be willing to help us again next year and we will let you know dates as soon as they have been confirmed. Please send our heartfelt thanks to all of the pupils and teachers.

Kind regards - Hannah and Rich and the Relay for Life Portsmouth committee

Pompey Pluckers donating £7760 to Marie Rose Academy 21st November 2017

Pompey Pluckers donating £8,100 to Artscape Director Mandie Letchford on 22nd December 2016

Pompey Plucker's charitable donations include:

  • 2011 - The Rowan's Hospice: £2,000
  • 2012 - Naomi House and Jack's Place: £3,000
  • 2013 - The Elizabeth Foundation: £7,100
  • 2014 - Wessex Cancer Trust: £8,000
  • 2015 - Hampshire, Isle of Wight Air Ambulance: £7,500
  • 2016 - Artscape: £8,100
  • 2017 - Mary Rose School: £7,760
  • 2018 - Rocky Apeal - £9000

Practice Timetable

MONDAYS: 7:30 p.m. The Auckland Arms Netley Road, Southsea, PO5 3NB - Sing song night - Beginners welcome

THURSDAYs: 8:00 p.m. The Old House at Home Locksway Road, Milton, PO4 8JR - Practice for gigs - Try out new stuff

Donation £7,500 to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Pompey Pluckers donating £7,500 to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance CEO Alex Lochrane on 6th December 2015

ABOUT POMPEY PLUCKERS: We are a non-profit-making community group, and currently have over 100 members. Our philosophy is simply that it's never too late nor too early to enjoy playing music with other people. Pompey Pluckers has been associated with the Portsmouth Music Hub since its formation in 2011. > Pompey Plucker Logo: © Sally Driver <