Winners to light up the town

Taekwondo Champion Sarah Stevenson. Picture: Ian Hodgson/Rex Features
Taekwondo Champion Sarah Stevenson. Picture: Ian Hodgson/Rex Features
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AN Olympian and a Pride in Doncaster award-winner will switch on this year’s town centre Christmas lights.

The popular event, headed by Doncaster Council, will see the festive fun kick-off at Clock Corner with guests including Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster Rock Choir and stars of this year’s Civic pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

(r-l) Gill Arkley-Jones, Hannah Louise Stringfellow, 12, and Emily Stringer, 17, of Kidz Du Care, both of Wadworth hold up their award for Fundraiser of the Year with David Kitaruth, of Ready Steady Store at the Pride of Doncaster Awards. Picture: Andrew Roe

(r-l) Gill Arkley-Jones, Hannah Louise Stringfellow, 12, and Emily Stringer, 17, of Kidz Du Care, both of Wadworth hold up their award for Fundraiser of the Year with David Kitaruth, of Ready Steady Store at the Pride of Doncaster Awards. Picture: Andrew Roe

Taking centre stage alongside mayor Peter Davies to switch on the lights will be tae kwon do Olympian Sarah Stevenson and Mexborough’s Kidz Du Care group - a team of tireless young people which raises money for charities and were a winner at this year’s Pride in Doncaster awards, supported by the Free Press and council.

Father Christmas and his elves will also be making an appearance at the event which takes place on November 15, at 4pm.

Mr Davies said: “I am delighted to be able to switch on the lights with our very own Doncaster star, Sarah Stevenson.

“With a host of vibrant entertainment planned for families and children, I hope everyone of all ages will enjoy the show.”