Eastwood’s favorite drag queen raises £1,200 in sold-out charity cabaret show

Drag queen Zandra Pepper (right) and show compere Glittery Gin.

Mark Preston, also known as Miss Zandra Pepper, was joined by fellow performers Sharon Swallowz and Glittery Gin for an all-star charity show at Greasley Miners Welfare last Saturday (April 16).

Audiences were entertained throughout the evening and into the night by a variety of dazzling drag acts from Condragulations Disco, as well as singers Sarah James and Elvis impersonator Memphis Flash.

The popular cabaret show raised a total of £1,227 for local charity Maggie’s, which provides free cancer support and information to residents.

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Drag performs Sharon Swallowz backstage at Greasley Miners Welfare.

Drag superstar Zandra Pepper said: “Wow what an amazing night we had raising money for Maggie’s.

“There were performances by Miss Sharon Swallowz and two amazing singers Sarah James and Memphis Flash – who is an award-winning Elvis impersonator – they were absolutely 100% brilliant.

“There was also solo burlesque dancer White Diamond and burlesque troupe The Jewels, Moxie Mayhem, Suga Phoenix, Skyla and finally the baby of the group at just 14 years old – the fierce Kosmo.

“The atmosphere was absolutely amazing and everyone who came was so generous.

“Thank you to everyone who has helped support this amazing charity and to Maisie, who is only 10 years old, for taking the stage as a little troupe to tell us why she supports this wonderful charity.

“She told the public it was because of her beloved father, Kevin Edwards, who suffered from throat cancer and that Maggie helped Maisie and her family cope and get through the tough days. “

Mark and his sidekick Kevin Carrington, a Harry Hill impersonator, have been performing their sensational charity act in the area together for 21 years and have raised over £358,000 for a wide variety of different causes.

This year alone they have already raised over £6,500.

Mark added: “A special shout out to Greasley Miners Welfare to have us.

“Without them we wouldn’t be able to put on these shows, these guys are great.”

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