An opulent night of dancing in aid of Firefly has been planned for Doncaster's Mansion House on Leap Day

Northern Soul music has a rich history within Doncaster which is why has been chosen as the theme of choice at a special Leap Day event, in aid of cancer charity Firefly.

By Laura Andrew
Thursday, 16th January 2020, 6:13 am
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:14 pm

William Snow, aged 64, from Old Cantley, is the organiser of this event.

He is passionate about the Doncaster charity Firefly and the services they provide, and so set out to fundraise for them.

“I’ve lost a lot of family to cancer including my mum, dad, and multiple siblings.

Doncaster Mansion House in the town center.

“Firefly provides a vital service to those who are unable to take their loved ones to and from hospital appointments - it’s an incredibly important charity,” said William.

The Night of Soul will take place at the Doncaster Mansion House on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29, from 7pm until late.

It is a black-tie event and there is a strict no jeans policy.

William added: “Normal Doncaster people may have never had the opportunity to attend a red carpet event like this.

“Lots of people haven’t been inside the Mansion House - it’s a beautiful building.”

On the evening guests can expect drinks on arrival and to be greeted by the night’s host, Bill Snowy Snow.

Multiple DJs will be playing to celebrate 45 years of Northern Soul in Doncaster - including Terry Finn, Chris Donoghue, Gary Walker, and John Hibbings.

“Soul music was the dance music of our generation - back in the day all the pubs, clubs and nightclubs would play it and it was a major part of my life,” William continued.

“Doncaster has a great history with music that we just don’t celebrate enough.”

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Dancing will take place in the chandelier ballroom on the wooden maple dance floor.

There will be areas for lounging and drinking as well as the non-stop dancing with a special visit from the Civic Mayor Linda Curran.

Tickets to the event are £15 and can only be purchased by calling William on 07931562260.

All proceeds from the event will go to the charity Firefly.

The event is still looking for raffle prize donations from local businesses - if you want to help out contact William on the same number.