Golden girl Jessica Ennis is to be given a champion’s welcome home on Friday with a civic reception in Sheffield in her honour.
Thousands of people are expected to throng the centre on 17th August to catch a glimpse of Sheffield's local hero and her Olympic gold medal.
Jessica, a former King Ecgbert’s pupil and member of City of Sheffield Athletics Club, will be welcomed home by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr John Campbell, at Barker’s Pool where she will receive the city’s thanks and congratulations on an open air stage.
The event will be a celebration of Jessica’s victory with music, sport and film starting at 4pm and running through to the start of the celebration at 6.15pm. There will then be a private reception for Jessica and her family in the adjacent City Hall from 7pm onwards.
Everyone in the crowd is asked to bring or wear something gold in Jessica's honour.