Events & News


Grove Inn Races

Come on down to the Grove Inn Race Night on Wednesday 13th July, starting at 7pm with Steve Michaels as the compere!


Unique & Modified Cars

Come see unique and modified cars at Parklands Social Club on Saturday 16th July, complete with an ice cream van, burger bar, and children's rides, only £3 entry per car!


Wallython 2022

Race from Weston Park to Winning Post, or Mushroom Garage to Winning Post in this year's Wallython, on Saturday 13th August!

Family fun day

Team Iceman

Firefly have been a big part of #teamiceman for several years, backing Jason Cunningham in his title defence!

Fun Day

Family Fun Day

We are eager to invite you to a family fun day at The Royal Hotel in Norton! With stocks, tombola, face painting and even a bouncy castle, there is plenty of fun to be had on the 13th of August 2022.


Golf Day

Tee off with us at the charity golf day at Styrrup Hall on the 29th of April 2022! Play a few rounds for a good cause, with refreshments included!

Open garden

Open Garden

We are happy to invite you to our Open Garden event on 24th July. Enjoy the summer warmth, with a raffle & tombola, as well as a slice of cake and unlimited tea and coffee! Entrance fee is £4, and the event runs from 1pm till 5pm.

Magnificent Eleven

Magnificent Eleven!

The Magnificent Eleven, outside Uncle Tom's where both Chewy and Paul were treated to a lovely carvery and then presented with a tasty cheque of £400. These fine ladies meet at the Peacehaven Coffee club in Barnby Dun for a chat, laugh and hold a Raffle raising money for local Charities and Firefly, was chosen. Thank you ladies a very nice afternoon indeed.

Summer Ball

Summer Ball Charity Night

We are happy to invite you to take part in the Summer Ball Charity Night on Friday the 19th of August! Come for a fabulous evening of entertainment with Yorkshire's very own Mrs Brown's Boys, and many more!

Bruno Hatton

An evening with Ricky Hatton & Frank Bruno

On Friday 28th June, RM Events would like to present a special evening with Ricky Hatton & Frank Bruno at Eco Power Stadium in Doncaster!

Grove Inn

Race Night at the Grove Inn

On Wednesday 13th April, we are excited to be hosting a race night at the Grove Inn, York Road with Steve Michaels joining us as the compere for the evening. We can't wait to see you there!


Tony 'Bomber' Belew and Special Guests

On Friday 17th June, RM Events would like to present a special evening with Tony Bellew and other special guests at Doncaster Racecourse!


An Evening with Paul Gascoigne

On Friday 8th April, come to Doncaster Racecourse An Evening with Paul Gascoigne. We are honoured to have secured an evening with a true football legend and this promises to be a special night, in the presence of greatness.


Liverpool Legends

On Friday 1st July, come see An Evening with Liverpool Legends Jan Mølby, John Barnes and Bruce Grobbelaar at Eco Power Stadium, Doncaster.


Lee Pearsall Memorial Football

Firefly would like to thank all the lads involved in the Lee Pearsall Memorial Football Match in their donation of £600.00 raised in their boxing day match held annually in memory of their good friend Lee Pearsall. Fantastic gesture gents


Thank you Toni!

Chewy and Paul would like to give a massive thank you to Toni Welsh for all your support and fundraising to Firefly. You first undertook 12 months no alcohol and then decided to arrange a quiz night at the Red Bear in Thorne with Pie and peas which was a great success. We must also thank everyone that supported Toni, Rachel Perry - Red Bear landlady, Kerry Kerrigan and Veronica Welsh for providing the pie and peas, Megan Welsh for selling football cards and raffle tickets. The Quiz night raised a staggering £1,416.00 with the total being made up from online donations to a fantastic £2,117.00. Toni did tell me that she had a drink on New years eve and ended up dancing on tables , she has since decided to carry on with no alcohol !!If you ever meet her she has the most infectious laugh that will put a smile on your face. Once again thank you all xxx


Thank you ladies!

12 very brave ladies, fully clothed on a windy chilly Saturday afternoon, proudly pose one more time presenting Firefly with £1500 from the sale of Doncaster Brewery Taps annual calendar, each lady features in the 12 month calendar in tastefully monochrome photos.

Another great example of the Brewery continually supporting Firefly. Thankyou Alison, for organising and thankyou to all the ladies then who's Miss February?


Thank you for the quiz!

£436 Was the final total raised at the Indus Restaurant with a brain teasing quiz organised by Carole Holdridge of Wild Orange. The different curries accompanied with the best Onion Bargie I've ever tasted and a quiz were ingredients for a brilliant evening. Both Chewy and Paul can't thank you enough Carole, and hope you can arrange something again soon. My mouth is watering at the just the thought.


Thank you!

Chewy and Paul would like to give a huge thanks to the Scawthorpe ladies for organising a Firefly Fundraiser which had The Dreams Drag Duo performing at West End Sports and Social Club on the run up to Christmas. The event was sold out and with the help of the following ladies raised a staggering £1,377.62 from ticket sales, raffle, Bingo and football cards. Colette Stephenson, Debbie Margetts, Tina Herrett, Dawn Conner and Sarah Mellor we cant thank you enough. They are planning future events so please keep your eyes peeled on FB and the Firefly website.

Race Night

February Race Night!

We would like to invite everyone to the Grove Inn Race Night, starting at 7pm on Wednesday 16th February 2022. Enjoy a night of celebration and festivities, led by Steve Michaels as the compère!

Vintage cars

Vintage Car Show!

Come and see the classic cars at Parklands, with both vintage and modified rides, as well as food and entertainment for children, including an ice cream van and rides! Doors open on Thursday 16th July, with a £3 entry fee.

Drag Queen Duo

The Dreams' Drag Queen Duo

We invite everyone to come and view The Dreams' Drag Queen Duo performance at Luddington Village Hall. Doors open at 7 pm on Saturday 23rd April, and tickets will be £10 per person.


Ladies Night at the Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm

Chewy and Paul would like to thank Rebecca Storey of Sunnybank's Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm for holding a ladies night with a fashion show supported by Imelda's Boutique, a huge raffle, stalls in the calf shed and the wonderful Bowkers providing the music. The event raised a massive £3,080.00 which was split 50/50 with Firefly and Aurora. Your continued support to Firefly is very humbling and we are so grateful for your superb support.

Slack & Sons

Thanks Barnby Dun Social Club!

Last week the Barnby Dun Social Club held a Christmas Fayre and all proceeds were donated to Firefly an early Christmas present of £890 was raised. Chewy and Paul would like to thank everyone concerned, it really is making a difference in your Local Community.

Master Family Butcher's E. V. SLACK & SONS based in Wadworth, Carr Lane, offering the freshest, LOCAL produce, all sourced and reared in Yorkshire. Supporter of your LOCAL charity Firefly. Thank you.

Man with cheque

Thanks for the donation Wild Orange

Chewy and Paul would like to give huge thanks to Carole, Vicky and Martin for their excellent continued support to Firefly and holding a really enjoyable race night at the Catholic Club on the 29th October, another sold-out event which raised an amazing £1,847.00 which will keep the Firefly wheels turning.

Man with cheque

Thanks for the donation!

Calvin Truscott on the right donated a signed Pele Shirt which raised a cracking £500. Each entry had to pick a Football team for £10 with a chance to win the Brazillian Soccer Legends signed shirt. Here on the left Neil Fisher the Safety Event organiser chose Firefly along with his colleagues to receive this generous donation. The winning team was BURY, unfortunately the lucky winner had already left the event. Many thanks guys. BRAZILLIANT !!!!!

Plough Inn

Plough Inn

Back in August a Charity Fun Day was organised by Jean and Keith Bridges, locals and staff of the Victoria Social Club and Plough Inn. Andy Bennett and Adam Clark organised a Football Match with players contributing £50 each and later back at the club a Raffle was in full swing championed by Jo Kilner, with a Tombola run by the lovely Margaret Tarren, a great supporter of Firefly, volunteers had a full head shave, and a Snooker Match in progress with the loser having to pay out £50. Meanwhile behind the bar were Jane and Craig Bushell, along with staff keeping the liquid refreshments going in the club and then later in the Plough Inn. Names too many to mention are seen here presenting a final total raised during the day of £2,282.02. What a fantastic effort from everyone. Thankyou all, another example of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for your local charity.

Ollie Cafe

Thank you Ollie's

Ollies Cafe, based in the local community of Edlington, loyal supporters of your local charity Firefly, please support these guys keeping the wheels turning. Thank you.

London Marathon

The Doncaster 3

The Doncaster 3 ...Samo, Kath and Mark, proudly show off their well deserved medals after running the London Marathon around the streets of Doncaster. The cheque shows £757.00 but actually by using "Gift Aid" the final total was £888.25. Once again a massive big thank you.


Thank you Natwest

Chewy and Paul would like to thank NATWEST Doncaster for holding a raffle in aid of Firefly. The staff all chipped in to purchase the hamper and then purchased raffle tickets which managed to raise a superb £155.00.. Thank you all so much


Thank you Lakins!

Auntie Libby, Mum Shannon and proud Grandad Dave Lakin present Firefly with 4 day old Arlo. Nothing like starting out young learning how to keep them lines tight. This annual event, held at Rossington Brick Ponds organised by the Lakin family has generated a massive £415. Plenty of tails of the one that got away but thankyou once again for all your support. Looking forward to next year.


Wallython 2021

Chewy and Paul would like to thank everyone that took part in the Wallython 2021, not forgetting the horses and Bilbo the staffy and all the Firefly drivers. A great achievement by everyone a massive 54 walkers which is our largest to date that completed the full and half marathon. A great effort was given by everyone with an early start of 0615hrs meeting up and then stepping off at Weston Park at 0800hrs and finishing at 1700hrs, a total of over 22 miles. On the route the generous public donated £360.66 into the buckets. Whilst back at the finish line we would like to thank all the store holders, the fair, DJ and bouncy castle that raised £1,231.92 between them. All the efforts that go on behind the scenes to make the day a great success is truly humbling. All the efforts by all the walkers is inspiring. A great day had by everyone and we cant thank you enough for your continued support to Firefly to keep the wheels turning.

Red Bear Music Quiz

Red Bear Music Quiz

Come down to the Red Bear in Thorne for a fundraising music pub quiz! There will be a raffle and football cards, as well as some pie and peas. Tickets are £10, and the event will take place on the 25th of November.

Grove Inn Race Night

We would like to invite everyone to the Grove Inn Race Night, starting at 7pm on Wednesday 24th November 2021. Enjoy a night of celebration and festivities, led by Steve Michaels as the compère!

Neil Ruddock poster

An Evening with Neil "Razor" Ruddock

Come spend an evening with previous central defender of the England national team; Neil "Razor" Ruddock! Starting at 7:30pm tickets are £25 each and available behind the bar at Yorkshire Main Club on Edlington Lane.

Christmas Fair poster

Christmas Craft Fair

Come along to Barnby Dun Belle's Christmas fair, on the 6th of November, from 10am to 3pm at the Barnby Dun Social Club!

Sesh on the Sofa

Chewy and Paul would like to give a huge thanks to Kayleigh and Lindsay for raising a massive £500.00 from their 'Sesh on the sofa', a great effort by you which was probably followed by a huge hangover !! Thank you ladies

Diane holding donation cheque from race nite

The White Hart Race Nite

Chewy and Paul would like to thank Diane and David Penman on another great firefly fundraiser held at their house. Thank you to everyone that helped out on the day to make it a great success. The event raised a massive £865.00. The homemade pizzas topped the day !! True Firefly supporters x

The White Hart, Askern supporting Firefly held a Race Nite and Raffle along with Pie n Peas raising a winning total of £400 better than a day at the Leger any day. Thank you so much to management, staff and the locals who made it a successful meeting.

Staff of Life Race Night

We would like to invite everyone to the Staff of Life Race Night, starting at 7pm on Wednesday 24th November 2021. Enjoy a night of celebration and festivities, led by Steve Michaels as the compère!

The Dreams' Drag Queen Duo!

Come and enjoy fun times with the Dreams' Drag Queen Duo, with both raffle and bingo for a festive night out! The celebrations will be held on Sunday 19th December, arrive at 7pm for an 8pm start at the West End Social Club, on Cusworth Road.

Cake sale at Tots & Teens Children's Boutique

Chewy & Paul would like to give a massive thank you to Carolynne Levers, Laura Graham, Jane Kilvington, Claire Dickinson, Tracey Pollard and to everyone that helped raise an amazing £500.00 for Firefly by holding a cake sale at Tots & Teens Children's Boutique. Great support and effort by everyone involved.. Thank you...Support your local businesses.

Thank you to Helen Mahon!

Chewy and Paul would like to thank Helen Mahon, the bags in drag and all at the Foresters for holding a drag night ...Bags in Drag. This event was sold out and raised an outstanding £765.00 for Firefly. Helen, you are such a loyal supporter of Firefly and we thank you for all your commitment and fundraising you do. pictured with the cheque is Helen and Becky from The Foresters.

Trans Pennine Trek raises £2500!

Chewy and Paul would like to thank 3 plucky lads who decided to walk the Trans Pennine Route in June. They started at Southport and finished at Hornsea.... a massive 215 miles. The lads went self contained each carrying their own bergans with overnight equipment, clothing and food. The challenge took seven (7) days !! amazing.

Danny Laverick ( pictured), Jak Laverick and Jamie Deere who unfortunately could not make the presentation due to work commitments all chose Firefly as they have had family members or friends that have used the service. Your staggering effort raised a huge £2,500.00 for Firefly Cancer Awareness and Support which will ensure the service can remain running to take patients for life saving treatment at Sheffield treatment Centres.

Also pictured with Danny is Belinder who along with family members supported the lads from start to finish.

The picture with the lads is from the start at Southport

You should all be very proud of your achievement and we at Firefly are truly humbled by the amount raised. Once again THANK YOU.

Taking on the Big One!

John Dowse's challenge to donate £250 to Firefly if Mayor Ross Jones and Stainforth Mayor Dave Marshall, along with our very own Joyce ride the Big One... Challenge accepted! Thankyou you brave people...

Gala by The Beach - 30th August

Join us this Bank Holiday Monday at Stainforth Welfare Ground 11am-6pm. We have a tonne of fun filled games and events to enjoy from a funfair, Magician, giant sand pit, face painting, super bike racing and much much more.....

Bags in Drag

Foresters Arms 1900hrs

This Friday 27th August, The Foresters Arms are proud to host the BAGS IN DRAG, adults only, charity drag night, in aid of the firefly cancer awareness charity.

Organised by the lovely Helen Mahon and friends, the evening will be full of jokes, laughter, music and dancing. There will be a raffle and bingo on the night, with pie and peas available.

Tickets are available behind the bar, for only £5 each.

Put your hands in your pockets and dig deep for a very worthwhile cause folks.

See you on Friday

Donna and the team xx

Dowse Funfairs Raise £500

"That's the Way to do it" no prizes for guessing who it is but having a great time here in town. Now where did I put those sausages....

Civic Mayor Alan Jones & John Dowse

John Dowse with Civic Mayor Alan Jones and Our very own Mr Punch Chewy Bacchus pictured on the beach in Doncaster with a cheque for £500. Thank you John and Keely.

£475 raised from Nottingham Close

Firefly would like to give another huge thanks to the very generous and loyal people of Nottingham Close who have continued to show their support to the NHS and Firefly Cancer Awareness and Support every Thursday since the pandemic started and have managed to raise a further £475.00. Your support has been amazing and we are very humbled by your donations which will enable Firefly's wheels to keep on turning. Thank you for the chocolate cake!!.

Walton 2021

Where's Wally Charity Fun Walk

Come and do the Full Wally Challenge (22 miles) leaving Weston Park Hospital 8am or the Half Wally Challenge leaving Asda Mushroom roundabout 12 noon Saturday 23rd October 2021.

Race Night and Bingo

Race Night & Bingo

Join us at the Catholic Club on Friday 29th October 7-11pm for Race and Bingo Night! Tickets are £7.50. Text 07738 479799 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets.

£2,810 raised from Hog Roast

Chewy and Paul would like to give a massive thanks to Emma and Nigel Hoe for putting on another Hog Roast Firefly Charity day, nearly 200 people turned up to enjoy the free entertainment, food and drink provided by Emma, the day/evening raised an amazing £2,810.00 for Firefly. Emma knows first hand about Firefly as well as a fantastic fundraiser she is also one of our drivers. Thank you Emma and Nigel.

General Tickets = £35

B&Q Doncaster Donation to Firefly

£3,000 raised from B&Q Doncaster

Chewy and Paul would like to give a huge thanks to all the great people of Redhouse B+Q Distribution Centre Doncaster for their great continuing support and raising an amazing £3,000.00 from instore activities and a 3 peaks challenge for Firefly. A great bunch of lads and lasses and your support has been fantastic.

Firefly Christmas event

3rd December 7pm - join us for our Xmas party night at the Regent Hotel, Doncaster. For tickets please contact Phil - 07961 276 986 or visit

Erasured start the night followed by Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams with his live band Hot Fudge. This festive season why not join us with colleagues/friends/relatives for a truly unforgettable Christmas Party with this unique show which boasts 2 of the UK's very best tribute artists and more importantly, will raise funds to support our charity.

Premium Tickets (staged area) = £50

General Tickets = £35

Rugby League with Adrian Morley and Special guests

RM Sports Events proudly present Bring Back The Biff with Barrie McDermott and Adrian Morley.

Saturday 16th October 2021 with special guests Greg Inglis and Lee Briers.

Garden Party Fundraiser

Join us on Sunday 22nd August from 11am for a Garden Party Fundraiser, at 15 Longfellow Road, Balby, DN4 8LW.

Entry is free, where you can take part in a raffle, pick a bottle and more fun and games.

We will also have made to order pizza and hot/cold drinks available for you to enjoy.

The Bunker Sprotbrough - Summer Fair

Come and join us at The Bunker Sprotbrough Summer Fair from 10am-5pm Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August 2021.

Enjoy music and entertainment, Artisan food and drink, homemade produce, country clothing, arts and crafts and much more.

Under 18s go free and adults tickets are £1.

£3,500 Raised At Open Garden

Chewy and Paul would like to thank Tony, Ann, all the workers behind the scenes, stallholders and everyone that donated for a fantastic Open Garden on the 25th July, the event brought in a huge total of 170+ visitors on the day. The day raised a staggering £3,500.00 for Firefly to ensure the wheels keep on turning. The open garden has been running for many years now and it still amazes me how great the garden always looks and the people that always attend, its always great to catch up.

Sentry Door Charity Fundraising

Sentry Doors Raised £2000

Chewy and Paul would like to give a massive thanks to Sentry Doors and all those that took part in the Askern 10K marathon on May 16th. You raised a staggering £2,000.00 for Firefly. Thank you for choosing Firefly and for your commitment and support. Pictured L-R Jess Yorke, Gordon Yates, John Appleyard-Tatum, Declan Booth-Breenan and Lauren Yates.

The Bentley Bonanza Charity Fundraising

£156 Raised At The Bentley Bonanza

Chewy and Paul would like to thank Bentley Surgery and the Patient participation group (PPG) for organising raffles, tombolas, name the doll and selling raffle tickets and holding a stall at the Bentley Bonanza and raising an amazing £156.00. Thank you all so much for your hard work and commitment.

Strawberry Island Boat Club Charity Fundraising

Strawberry Island Boat Club In Aid Of Firefly Raise £376.00!

Chewy and Paul would like to thank Charlie and Graham for arranging and organising a 40's evening and a fantastic raffle at the Strawberry Island Boat Club in aid of Firefly and raising a superb £376.00. Thank you so much and keep up the great work the club does.

Charity Boxing Fundraising

Charity Boxing match Raises £2,255.58!

Chewy and Paul would like to thank the Doncaster Round Table for putting on a charity boxing night at the Dome in aid of Firefly... to date the night raised an amazing £2,255.58. Many thanks to Ian Wood for organising the event. Every penny goes back into Firfefy to ensure the wheels keep on turning for patients so they can receive life saving treatment at Sheffield treatment centres.

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