I recently visited Core Music, in Hexham, to see first-hand the great work they are doing as part of their Ucorelele project. The scheme is focussed on the manufacture of ukuleles out of wood that otherwise would have been thrown away. This of course is brilliantly environmentally friendly, and an excellent example of sustainability in action.
However, it does not stop there. The project also employs and trains long-term unemployed in the area, helping to provide those people with new skills, and increase volunteering within the community. The ukuleles themselves are sold in Core Music’s shop in Hexham, which is also an excellent place to try, and buy instruments. All money made goes straight back into community projects.
This social enterprise creates unique musical instruments to play, and supports our community both environmentally, and through tackling unemployment. It was great to look around the facility, and if you are ever passing by - pop in and have a go! More importantly if you want to back the project financially or in any other way then this support is both really needed and very welcome.
Link to the Core Music website: http://www.coremusic.co.uk/