Elvis performs at Abergavenny in charity gig

Family Fun Day in memory of Terry Richards of Abergavenny RFC. Performers from Abertillery Youth Drama and Music Society on stage. (9370675)

Family Fun Day in memory of Terry Richards of Abergavenny RFC. Performers from Abertillery Youth Drama and Music Society on stage. (9370675)

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ELVIS and other musical acts took to the stage at Abergavenny Castle in memory of a former rugby coach at the weekend.

The family fun day held at the castle's grounds on Saturday saw hundreds turnout to hear Keith Davis, the town's Elvis Presley tribute act and Take That tribute band Rule the World. The event was organised in memory of Terry Richards, known as Tecca, who was a former player and coach at Abergavenny Rugby Club, who died of bowel cancer in October last year.

The proceeds of the day will be divided between the St David's Foundation, the Tenovus Man Van, Abergavenny Rugby Club and the mayor of Abergavenny Councillor Martin Hickman's chosen charity. The fun day was organised by Mr Richard's daughter Emily Tulloch who is the director of Soundbase UK, a Newport based production company.

Cllr Martin Hickman, mayor of Abergavenny, said: "It was a really nice day and very well organised by Emily and the family. We thought we'd show our support as part of the proceeds will be going towards my two charities, the oncology ward at Nevill Hall Hospital and Age Cymru Monmouthshire.

"It was a good mixture of music from swing to country and families enjoyed the day which culminated in a firework display. There were talented youngsters who performed who will hopefully help us out with a concert at the Borough theatre in November."

Children enjoyed face painting and appearances by Jake and Izzy from the Neverland Pirates.

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