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On the evening of Monday January 16th a fantastic evening took place at Ystrad Sports Centre in aid of The Ugandan Building Fund. For the past three years Tonypandy Community College has been linked to a school in Mable that is in great need of help and support. A team of staff and community members are visiting the school in February to help improve the facilities and so this evening was a brilliant way to raise some extra funds!

As the people started to arrive and take their seats the importance of the evening hit home as photos of the link school and community were postered around the entrance. After a short welcome the festivities began with a delicious three course meal from Brownings Caterers. The entertainment came next with a performance from Sophie Evans of songs such as “Tell me on a Sunday”, “Empire State of Mind” and the ‘Wizard of Oz’ classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  Our very own Dorothy treated us to an amazing set of songs accompanied by her band Martin Childs, Huw Evans and Huw Griffiths.

Our exciting auction then began headed up by Mr Peter Blake. Auction prizes included a Cardiff Blues shirt signed by the whole team, Make Over and Photo Shoot with CF40 and Clive Hughes, 4×4 Driving Experience day, a gold bracelet from Gregg Prosser,  a Round of Golf for 4 people at the Vale Hotel and Spa Resort, an Edwards Overnight stay to London and various signed photographs. A lot of money was raised for a good cause thanks to the spectator’s generosity. A short raffle also took place afterwards which raised even more money and gave away prizes such as bottles of wine and boxes of chocolates. It was lovely evening and a great time was had by all

Fabulous bracelet