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Cardiff luxury shoe retailers The Brogue Trader played host to an Italian themed fundraiser for George Thomas Hospice Care in Morgan Arcade.

The evening, hosted by Brogue Trader owner Chris McNamara and George Thomas’ very own Nicky Piper MBE showed off some of Wales finest sporting talents of past and present, including current Welsh rugby internationals Dan Lydiate and Josh Turnbull and former Welsh internationals Rupert Moon, Ian Gough and Alix Popham.  Representing boxing was former featherweight world champion Steve Robinson.

Ensuring guests didn’t go hungry were caterers Spiros, serving up their delicious canapés and John Saunders of The Dead Canary provided an array of drinks to swill down the food.  In-between Q&A’s with the stars, guests were treated to the soulful tones of singer Dennis DeMille and were able to browse the various shops in the Arcade, including The Brogue Trader and more.

The evening ended with a raffle and auction, both of which helped the hospice raise funds of over £2000.  The evening was deemed a success by organisers and guests alike and no-one could be seen leaving without a smile on their face.

If your company is interested in becoming a Corporate Supporter of Cardiff’s Local Hospice please contact our Corporate Fundraising Manager – Nicky Piper 02920 524 150

If you are interested in participating in one of our fundraising events please contact our Community and Events Fundraisers on 02920 524 150 and at Fundraising@gthc.org.uk


How to Get Involved

There are plenty of great ways to get involved and help raise money for City Hospice. Any funds raised have a massive impact on our charity and we're so grateful to all those who give up their time for us.



Volunteering is for everyone and we're sure to have a role that will be of interest to you.

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Whether you bake a cake or run a half marathon, every pound you raise will help us ensure we can keep being there for patients and their families throughout Cardiff.

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Your donation can help us continue to care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Cardiff.

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