PEOPLE were pounding to the beat to raise money for our 125 Appeal.

Pound fit is a full-body cardio exercise session combining light resistance with constant simulative drumming.

Clare Woodward from Evolve Fit fitness centre in Rogerstone, organised an event where 180 people took part in a pound fit routine to a live band to raise money for the appeal.

She said: “We hold one event every year for charity and we decided this year to raise money for the 125 Appeal.”

The South Wales Argus is celebrating 125 years of publication and to mark this anniversary we have launched the 125 Appeal.

The funds raised by the 125 Appeal will help St David’s Hospice Care to continue to offer a range of services for people of all ages.

The team behind the event sold tickets for the event which was held at the Holiday Inn at the Coldra on Sunday evening, and raised £1,400 for the appeal.

Ms Woodward, who is a pound fit instructor added: “It was really nice working with the hospice and they were really supportive. When I put the tickets out I knew they would sell, but I couldn’t believe that I sold 180 tickets in four hours. It was amazing.”

The event consisted of an hour of pound fit and the band Dukes of Cymru gave their time for free to play at the event.

Ms Woodward said: “It was amazing. For the members, it was great to be able to do the session to a live drummer, so having that experience was really good. It was loud but it was electric.

“My team were there on stage with me instructing and it was brilliant.

“Everybody absolutely loved it and people still talking about it .”

We are still looking for fundraisers for our appeal. This money will help with the invaluable work St David’s Hospice Care carry out in our community.

If you can think of fun, innovative or quirky ways to raise money then we would love to hear about them.

To find out more and to register call 01633 777005 or you can also email

We will be featuring fundraising activities in upcoming editions.

To find out more about pound fit and Evolve Fit classes visit