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Will you take the shirt off Jess’ back?

A SHIRT signed by Sheffield’s Olympic golden girl Jess Ennis and a bottle of whisky from the House of Commons are just two of the prizes up for grabs at a raffle and auction taking place at Woodseats Working Men’s Club in Sheffield this Friday at 7pm.

The event will raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital with other prizes including paintings by city artists Pete McKee and Joe Scarborough.

Choral concert

HALLAM Choral Society will perform Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri and Bach’s Cantata 147: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, on Saturday, March 23, at 7.30pm at St Mark’s Church, Broomhill.

Tickets are £10, £8 concessions, £5 students and free for under-16s. Log on to www.hallamchoralsociety.co.uk or ring 0114 236 9642 for tickets.

See sun safely

SHEFFIELD Astronomical Society is holding its next event this weekend in Weston Park, Sheffield. The sungazing session - which will give participants the chance to see the sun through specialist solar equipment - is on Saturday, March 16, from 12noon to 4pm, and has been organised to mark National Science and Engineering Week.