Doncaster has the X-mas Factor

Young people in Doncaster proved they had the X-mas Factor when they showcased their talents as part of an annual fundraising evening.

A hauntingly sweet rendition of ‘Let it Go’, a perfectly harmonious sister duet of the classic ‘White Christmas’; as well as belly laughs courtesy of a comic duo and sheer inspiration from a number of young dancers were among the 20-odd star-studded performances which wowed the judges - Simon, Louis and Nicole.

Joining them on stage, at the Trades and Labour Club, were staff from Doncaster Children’s Services Trust who showed off their talents too, with unique performances to ‘Gangnam Style’ – dressed as Christmas puddings – ‘I’m a Believer’ and Slade’s iconic ‘It’s Christmas’.

The event was organised by the Trust’s Independent Visitor Scheme co-ordinator Sue Wakefield, to give young people the chance to show off their talents, have fun and raise money for youth club activities.

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust Chief Executive, Paul Moffat, said: “It’s one of the highlights of my year, to see our young people take centre stage and wow us with their talents and skills. It is heart-warming to see how the young people support each other, which is one of the great things about our Independent Visitor Scheme. They all had the x-mas factor in my eyes.”

Commenting after the event, Sue Wakefield, said: “Every year the young people and their volunteers have great fun putting together a show that will wow the audience. Not only is it a bit of fun, it is also a great way for our young people to raise funds for a day trip together so we create some more happy memories. I would like to thank all the young people involved, including the Doncaster College students who volunteered to do the performers’ make-up and Club Doncaster Foundation/Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster Dome, Hi Lites and Nuffield Health for their kind donations to our raffle.”

The Trust’s Independent Visitor Scheme always needs new volunteers to support and encourage young children in care to reach their full potential. For further details on the Trust’s Independent Visitor Scheme visit

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