Ambitious acts and performers are invited to enter a talent show in Worksop.
Worksop’s Got Talent will be hosted by Channel 5’s Sian Welby – and contestants will have the opportunity to win a number of prizes donated from celebrities including Ant & Dec, Olly Murs, Peter Andre, David Walliams and stars from soaps Coronation Street and EastEnders.
Footballers from Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United will also be attending.
Funds from the night will go towards the charity RP: Fighting Blindness – retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, is an eye disease that leads to loss of vision and blindness.
The event will take place on Friday, November 11, from 7pm, at North Nottinghamshire Arena.
Organiser James Clarke, who suffers from RP, said: “I want it to be a big entertainment extravaganza. When I decided I wanted to organise an event this was the first thing I thought of.
“The response has been great and everyone is loving it so far.”
James, of Gateford, Worksop, is hoping to be a television producer and studied media at North Nottinghamshire College, where he now works as an admissions administrator.
And the 21-year-old is set to head to Los Angeles to do some shadowing work on James Corden’s chat show later this year.
The talent event will include performances from 10 acts, as well as a celebrity judging panel, which will be announced shortly.
During the talent show, there will also be a music video created by North Nottinghamshire College and an appearance from Worksop Community Gospel Choir.
James’ eye condition stopped him from taking driving lessons last year and he is now keen to raise awareness of the condition.
He said: “Up until that point, it had not been life-changing.
“At the time it was negative for me, but I have tried to turn it into something positive.”
Tickets, priced £5 in advance or £10 on the night, can be purchased at: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rpfightingblindness or by visiting the reception at the college.
If buying tickets online, include full names and the number of tickets, followed by “Worksop’s Got Talent”.
n For more, visit www.facebook.com/worksopsgottalent or www.worksopsgottalent.co.uk, or follow @WorksopTalent on Twitter.