Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has been very busy recently visiting organisations in her constituency.
First stop was the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, as part of the FA’s ‘Football Footprint’ campaign,
which aims to celebrate and showcase investment in grassroots football here in Barnsley and right across England, including investment in three new grass pitches and one new artificial pitch at the Dorothy Hyman Centre.
During her visit, Stephanie was shown the new pitches, and was presented with the FA’s Grassroots Champion award (see picture).
She enthused: “As a keen football player for the Parliamentary Women’s Football Club, I understand how important investment in grassroots football is, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre and see the work that goes into the local game in my constituency.
“It was great to meet fantastic staff, volunteers and players, and I was honoured to be presented with the FA’s Grassroots Champion award as part of the ‘Football Footprint’ campaign.”
On another occasion tephanie was given a tour of the Parkside Care Home and Valley Park Care Centre in Wombwell and heard about the work they are doing, as well as chatting to staff and residents.
She reflected: “It’s so important that we support the fantastic work local care homes and carers do in the incredibly difficult circumstances they currently face in the social care sector. I was struck by the compassion and dedication of the staff at the homes, and really enjoyed chatting to residents about their experiences.”
Stephanie also called in at the High View Primary Learning Centre, where she chatted to Year 6 students about the House of Commons and her role as an MP before taking part in Q&A with students and having a walk round the school. Afterwards she said: “It is always great to see young people here in Barnsley interested in politics and what it entails.”