Star in conversation in aid of charity

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SHEFFIELD’S golden girl Jessica Ennis is to talk about her rise to fame and glory at a charity event in her home city.

She will talk about her success story at the City Hall on Friday in an event organised by BBC sports presenter Dan Walker and The Children’s Hospital Charity, of which both Jessica and Dan are patrons.

There will also be performances by Sheffield band Reverend And The Makers.

Dan will interview Jessica about her life and career, giving the audience an insight into the Sheffield-born heptathlete.

Jessica said: “The support I’ve received from the people of Sheffield over my career has been amazing.

“It’s very fitting that I’m sharing my story with fellow Sheffielder Dan, here in my home city.”

Dan said: “When Jess won the gold medal, she was staggered by the amount of support and nowhere has supported her better than her hometown of Sheffield.

“It’s great we can put on this fantastic event and also support some extremely worthy causes.

“We’re both very excited to be gracing the City Hall stage.”

Jon McClure, aka The Reverend, said: “We’re honoured to share in the success of Jessica at this homecoming event.

“She is the queen of Sheffield and a great role model. A true legend.”

Proceeds from the evening will be shared between The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Make It Better Appeal, which aims to transform The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield; Christian charity Taste and Sheffield University’s Elite Sport Performance Scheme.

Tickets cost from £15 are available from Sheffield City Hall box at or by calling 0114 278 9789.