Welsh Stars Among Those Supporting Veterans

Neath mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins is among the big names getting behind a charity fundraiser in aid of veterans in South Wales.

Care after Combat is holding its very first spring ball in the region this May at Celtic Manor.

Katherine who is a big supporter of the charity has donated a 'meet and greet' at her Cardiff tour date at St David's Hall as an auction item.

She told us she can't wait to head home: "It's really important to me to have the Welsh shows. I should whisper this... the Welsh ones are my favourite. Not just for the singing when you get the audience involved, but for the banter. It's always so funny. I like my concerts to include the orchestra and have music but I like to talk to the audience and get questions from them. Always we have the most fun when back in Wales." 

Katherine shares her thoughts on Welsh audiences here - click link:

Stella star Craig Gallivan is also backing the cause. He's currently starring in School of Rock and has donated tickets to see him in action as well as a backstage tour and meet the cast.

Adding a bit of showbiz glitter on the night will be comedian Jim Davidson OBE, who is the CEO of Care after Combat.

Jim will be meeting up with the team in Swansea next week to finalise event details. He'll also be performing at Swansea's Grand Theatre on Friday the 22nd of March - raising funds on the night for the charity he founded with Simon Weston CBE.

He's passionate about the work Care after Combat does and is appealing to local businesses to help fund their projects in Wales. LISTEN here:

Swansea Sound's breakfast show presenter Kevin Johns will be hosting Care after Combat's spring ball.

Brecon Male Voice choir will welcome guests as they arrive at Celtic Manor and Former X-Factor star Sheri Hamilton-Shaw will be providing the entertainment later on in the evening.

Over two hundred people are expected to attend the ball at Celtic Manor. Many local businesses are already supporting the event. The Wave and Swansea Sound, Wales Online, Swansea University, Forest Traffic Services Ltd and Fairyhill are among those who have bought tables.

If you would like to sponsor the ball please contact Rob Nicholls at Care after Combat's Swansea office on 07794 201032.


You can buy individual tickets or a table of ten by clicking this link:  http://www.careaftercombat.org/event/care-after-combat-may-ball-newport/


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