Final tickets remaining for Friday's fundraising show for Newark Women's Aid
There are still a handful of tickets left for a swing band's fundraising show in aid of Newark Women's Aid.
Popular swing band Jack Pack will appearing in a one-off show at the Palace Theatre, Newark, on Friday night to help to keep Newark Women’s Aid Refuge open.
The charity has provided refuge and safety to women and children fleeing from domestic violence, for more than 45 years, supporting on average 40 women and 52 children a year.
The refuge, the only one of its kind in the Newark area, was set up by Marlene after fleeing domestic violence herself and needs to raise £140,000 a year to stay open.
However, but its main funding, from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, is due to end in March 2020, leaving the board with a shortfall of £83,000 a year.
In a desperate attempt to keep this essential local facility open, Newark Women’s Aid have persuaded Jack Pack to appear in Newark for one night only on Friday, with ticket sales going toward keeping this crucial service open.
Andrew Bourn, of Jack Pack, said: "Domestic Violence is such an emotive issue all over the UK and seems to be getting worse.
"So when we were asked to help to stop this refuge from closing we just couldn't refuse. We should all try to give back to society in some way if we can.
"I really hope that Newark comes together and supports this event, it's going to be a fabulous evening."
Tickets for the event cost £22.50, and can be ordered by visiting the Palace Theatre's website here.
To find out more about Newark Women's Aid, or to make a donation, go to newarkwomensaid.com or call 01636 679687.
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