A FUNDRAISER is being held at a local theatre to raise money for Help For Heroes in memory of a Darton soldier who died last year in Afghanistan.

Dearne Playhouse is hosting the charity variety show in memory of Private Matthew Thornton (pictured) who died last year while out on patrol in November.

The target is to raise £2,000 for the charity and performers like 2Act Theatre Company, Nicky Lynam School of Performing Arts, Links for Youth, Wendy Charles School of Dance, local cover band “Ashby”, Becky Winterman, Luke and Lori and the Dearne Panto Section have all agreed to perform.

The event will be held on April 20 at Dearne Playhouse.