Cwmbran pub hosts memorial fundraiser

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A PUB hosting members of So Solid Crew next month held a fundraiser in memory of a woman who died of a liver condition three years ago.

The Blinkin’ Owl in Oxtens, Cwmbran, paid tribute to 20-year-old Kirsty Allen who died on August 27, 2011, after being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis.

Coroner David Bowen ruled the Coed Eva woman had died of natural causes but an inquest into her death revealed concerns about care standards when she was hospitalised.

The pub collected around £400 for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation during a packed fundraiser on Monday.

Landlady Jodie Emes, 25, said: “It’s been awesome. It is something we would like to do every year.”

The Bank Holiday fundraiser featured raffles, face painting, a bouncy castle and a karaoke.

The Blinkin’ Owl will welcome twin brothers Noel and Dwayne Thomas, who are part of So Solid Crew, on September 6. The pair performed in the pub last year, singing their number one hit 21 Seconds.

The twins were the closing act in the last Mobo awards and Miss Emes is expecting the event to be a sell-out.

Tickets are £3 for the show on September 6, and all the money will go to the children’s charity Ty Hafan.

Miss Emes and her colleagues will also take part in a Ty Hafan charity bike ride on September 7. Call 01633 484 749 for more information.

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