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‘David would be delighted’: Welsh Charitables RFC’s first charity dinner since ‘Dapper’s’ death

David Power and guests in a group
David Power (far right, front row) with many former top rugby players including several British Lions and Great Britain players

The Welsh Charitables RFC is holding its first fundraising dinner since the death of its honorary secretary in December 2020.

David ‘Dapper’ Power, 64, was cycling on Cwmbran Drive on Christmas Eve when he was involved in a collision with a van. He lived in Oakfield and was well known for organising dinners with famous guest speakers to raise money for charity.

The charity’s next event will see Derek Bevan, the former international rugby referee, entertain guests at a dinner in Greenmeadow Golf Club on Friday 15 September.

David Power

His sister Sue Hobbs told Cwmbran Life: “David would be delighted that it’s still going on. I’m delighted that it’s going forward. That’s really encouraging news.”

Following his death Sue said the family were “overwhelmed” with the tributes to him from the rugby world.

Former Wales and Great Britain rugby league international Jim Mills,  the Welsh Charitables RFC’s chair, said: “I’m happy with it. It would have been sad to see it close down and stop after all the work Dapper put in. He built it up over the years, organising and selling tickets. There were great dinners.”

Alongside Derek Bevan will be a number of former international and British Lions and two current Wales women internationals.

Get tickets for the Derek Bevan dinner

Tickets for the five-course dinner are £35. Meet 6.30pm for a 7.15pm sit down. Contact Michael Vernall on [email protected]

All the money raised on the night will go to the Welsh Charitables RFC Benevolent Association, WREX the Welsh Former International Players Benevolent Association, Ty Hafan, The Princes Trust Cymru, The Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust and St David’s Hospice Care.



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‘David would be delighted’: Welsh Charitables RFC’s first charity dinner since ‘Dapper’s’ death