Olympic star Sarah handed the job of turning on the Christmas lights

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DONCASTER Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Stevenson has landed the job of turning on the town’s Christmas lights this year.

Sarah will be flicking the switch on Thursday, November 15, at Clock Corner.

Trax FM radio presenters and players from Doncaster Rovers will open the lights switch-on events at 4pm, followed on stage by Doncaster Rock Choir.

Celebrations continue when South Yorkshire musician, DJ and rapper, Jay Mya, takes to the stage.

Then the stars of this year’s Civic Pantomime, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, will continue the entertainment.

And Abba tribute group Abba Revival will take to the stage from 5.30pm.

Sarah, who won her medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2006 in taekwondo, will switch on the lights with mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies at 6pm.

They will be joined by special guests Emily Stringer and Hannah Stringfellow from Kidz Du Care, a group of youngsters who work ‘tirelessly and selflessly’ to raise money a number of locally-based charities.

They won Fundraiser of the Year category at the Pride In Doncaster Awards this year.

Mr Davies said: “I am delighted to be able to switch on the lights with our very own Doncaster star, Sarah Stevenson.

“With a host of vibrant entertainment planned for families and children, I hope everyone of all ages will enjoy the show.”

After the lights have been turned on, Father Christmas will arrive in the town centre. He will be accompanied by his elves, who will head into the Frenchgate Centre to continue the entertainment.