Olympic star Sarah Stevenson turns on Doncaster’s Christmas lights

Rock Choir perform at the Doncaster Christmas lights switch on.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2803LM

Rock Choir perform at the Doncaster Christmas lights switch on. Picture: Liz Mockler D2803LM

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OLYMPIC hero Sarah Stevenson turned in another dazzling performance as she turned on Doncaster’s Christmas lights.

The Bentley taekwondo champ flicked the switch on the town’s festive illuminations in last night’s ceremony at Clock Corner which drew in young and old alike.

Hundreds of shoppers braved the cool autumnal weather to catch a glimpse of the sporting star who bravely battle for gold in this year’s London 2012 Olympic Games, despite losing both her parents to cancer in the last 18 months.

And although she was unable to add to the bronze she won at the Beijing games in 2008, the 29-year-old shone as she lined up alongside Mayor Peter Davies, Doncaster Rovers players and a host of singers and dancers at the annual spectacular.

Crowds gathered from 4pm to enjoy a feast of live entertainment before the switch was flicked on the lights which stretch down High Street, Hall Gate, Baxtergate and the Market Place as well as other side streets around the town centre.

A string of Rovers’ stars mixed with the crowd and club mascot Donny Dog was on hand to say hello to youngsters and pose for pictures.

There were a string of 70s pop classics from Abba Revivial, music from singer Jay Mya and the Rock Choir as well as a visit from Snow White and The Seven Dwarves from this year’s family pantomime at the Civic Theatre.