Window cleaner plans party night for Sheffield charity

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WINDOW cleaner Allan Gee is marking his 65th birthday in style - with a party in aid of a South Yorkshire children’s hospice.

The former DJ, of Dronfield, is planning to party Sixties style, as well as raising money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospital in North Anston, near Sheffield, at the same time.

He has booked The Small Fakers, a tribute act to 60s favourites the Small Faces out of his own pocket to appear and now wants to raise as much cash as possible for the charity.

Allan, who has fostered seven children with his wife Pat, alongside raising their own family, said: “With my 65th birthday coming up I wanted to do something special.

“I’ve seen the Small Fakers eleven times and they’re brilliant. They’ve built up quite a following and I’m hoping that by selling tickets to see them we can celebrate and raise money for a good cause.”

The event takes place on Friday, October 19, at Dronfield Contact Club - which has waived its usual hire charge for the party.

Sarah Champion, Bluebell Wood chief executive, said: “This promises to be a fabulous evening and a great fundraiser for Bluebell Wood.

“It is only through the support that we receive from the community and people such as Allan that we can continue giving the vital support to children in our region who will not reach adulthood.”

There will also be a raffle on the night with prizes including a surround sound speaker system, and a vintage bottle of port.

n For tickets, priced £8 in advance or £10 on the night, call Allan on 07836 689147.