Newport tea dance goes with a swing
Updated 9:26am Tuesday 20th May 2014 in News
OVER 100 people turned out to a 1940s-style tea dance in Newport city centre to raise money for The Spirit of Normandy Trust.
TSB Bank on Commercial Street hosted the event on Saturday and welcomed around 110 people to its branch for the event.
The event raised £700 on the day, and through TSB Bank match funding, £1,500 has been raised for the Spirit of Normandy, a charitable trust set up to perpetuate the memory of those fought to preserve freedom in the 1944 Normandy Landings.
The trust is currently raising money to build a memorial at the National Memorial Aboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.
The TSB tea dance included dancing to 1940s war time music, singer Dave Mclean performing, stalls including Emily Rose vintage, a raffle and more.
It was organised by TSB Bank employees Jenny Blud and Cathy Bone.
The Mayor of Newport, Councillor Cliff Suller, attended along with several war veterans. Refreshments, sandwiches and cakes were served by bank staff, dressed in 1940’s style clothing.
Frank James, a Newport veteran, also attended on the day and shared his experiences with visitors, as well as displaying his memorabilia.
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