SLIDESHOW: Firefly fashion show ends with spirits soaring in Doncaster

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Brave cancer patients dazzled crowds in two spectacular nights of entertainment at the Doncaster Dome.

Some 16 people recovering from cancer were among the team which performed at The Firefly Show last night and on Wednesday evening to raise money for the much-loved local cause.

The Firefly Fashion Show at the Doncaster Dome. Picture: Andrew Roe

The Firefly Fashion Show at the Doncaster Dome. Picture: Andrew Roe

The lively audience was wowed by the production, which brought together a fashion show, live music and dancing.

Each year the show raises thousands for Firefly - a charity which provides free transport for cancer patients and their families when they need treatment in Sheffield.

Among the performers was 61-year-old Trevor Thompson, who is recovering from bowel cancer. Trevor, of Hollyfield Crescent, Edenthorpe, had to travel to Sheffield for treatment 25 times and used Firefly for 24 of those trips, saving him hundreds of pounds in travel costs.

Trevor said: “I’ve undergone most of my treatment and hopefully I’m coming out the other side now. Firefly is a wonderful organisation and taking part in the show is my way of paying them back.”

Firefly founder and show director Denise Dunn said the show had been a huge success.

“I have been inundated with texts, messages and Facebook posts from people who have said what a fantastic evening they had and how amazing and uplifting it was,” she said.

“I’ve heard lots of stories about people who went feeling down and have come away lifted.

“The cancer patients who took part were absolutely fantastic - they enjoyed themselves. There were lots of nerves but I was so proud of them because they have worked so hard over the last few months to get to the point where they feel they can go on stage. Through taking part they have got to the point where last night they didn’t want to come off the stage - they were full of confidence.”

She added: “The audience is amazing. You could walk on that stage and fall flat on your face and they would lift you straight back up again. They’re right behind the whole team.”