Cabaret evening huge success
Members of Jasper Tudor Lodge No. 4047 organised a cabaret evening where attendees dressed up in exotic clothing and entertained everyone
The main contributors to the entertainment were the Maindee Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, of which around 8 of the Jasper Tudor brethren are either members or have family links.
Everyone worked extremely hard at fundraising for local charities, and in particular the outstanding effort by both of Bro Gary Gassor's daughters, Emma and Leanne.
Local businesses were approached and the positive results were there for all to see by the end of the evening with a staggering £14,291.65 raised. Prior to the evening several individuals had raised funds by several means, from running half marathons to individual training sessions with some of the highly qualified Martial Arts Tutors. The funds will be distributed in varying proportions to the local branches of: Cystic Fibrosis, Stroke Association, Sparkle Appeal (local children's Hospital), Special Care Infant Parent Support and the Jasper Tudor Lodger Charity Account which supports local charities and good causes throughout the year.
Newport Masonic Hall was full to capacity which was also a good thing as no doubt there would have been a healthy income at the bar and as funds are always needed to help restore the building this would be an added bonus.