Pub raises £20k for local charities

�20,000 raised at an X Factor Ball at Ye Olde Bell Hotel.  Money was donated to Aurora and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.  Pictured from left is the winning contestant Ryan Bassindale, 18, Event Co-ordinator Elaine Huntridge, Ye Olde Bell Hotel owner Hilary Levack, Aurora fundraiser Peter Bradley and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice fundraiser Sarah Gillies  (w110418-6a)
�20,000 raised at an X Factor Ball at Ye Olde Bell Hotel. Money was donated to Aurora and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Pictured from left is the winning contestant Ryan Bassindale, 18, Event Co-ordinator Elaine Huntridge, Ye Olde Bell Hotel owner Hilary Levack, Aurora fundraiser Peter Bradley and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice fundraiser Sarah Gillies (w110418-6a)

THE bid to expand a cancer care centre into Bassetlaw has got off to a great start.

A donation of more than £10,000 from a charity talent show has gone to help set up the Bassetlaw Aurora Centre in Worksop.

The charity, which currently runs centres at hospitals in Doncaster and Mexborough, was recently granted permission to move into the old library on Memorial Avenue.

Under the four-phase plans, Aurora wants to build beauty therapy rooms, a coffee shop, charity shop, conference training facility and a gentle gym.

Recently the Old Bell in Barnby hosted an X Factor style event to raise funds for the Aurora charity and also Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice - raising £10,000 for each charity.

The winning contestant was 18-year-old Ryan Bassindale.