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Best foot forward for Barnsley Hospice

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Women in Barnsley are being encouraged to put their best foot forward for Barnsley Hospice. The charity will host its twelfth Midnight Walk with a ‘Night at the Circus’ theme on Saturday 22 September. The walk will begin at the stroke of midnight at Horizon Community College. Walkers can choose to complete a five or… Read more »


Barnsley MP welcomes increase in rate of one-year cancer survival

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has celebrated local figures that show an increase in the rate of one-year cancer survival in Barnsley. Latest figures from NHS England show that one-year cancer survival rates have grown by 0.9 per cent in Barnsley East. Macmillan’s research has shown by 2020 nearly one in two will receive… Read more »


Two new staff members join Barnsley Hospice

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Barnsley Hospice has appointed two new staff members, complementing the care it provides for people with life-limiting illnesses. Diane Hinchliffe has taken on the new role of pastoral care lead – supporting the emotional and spiritual well-being of patients, family members, staff and volunteers – and Lindsey Dutton has been appointed as a palliative social… Read more »


Mayne romps to victory in Wheelers’ 10-mile Championship

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  Birdwell Wheelers 10 Mile Club Championship Time Trial took place on Tuesday on the course at Park Springs. Fastest on the night and 2018 Champion was Trevor Mayne (pictured). First on handicap was Paul Heggie. No. Entrant Club Time H’cap Time 1 Trevor Mayne Birdwell 22:50 22:50 2 Paul Heggie Birdwell 24:49 22:19 3… Read more »


Youth team get a kick out of Hospice fund-raising scheme

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Members of a South Yorkshire youth football team will play with the Barnsley Hospice logo emblazoned on their chests – thanks to the fund-raising efforts of their manager. Ben Rowe, manager of the Pinfold Pumas under 13s team in Cudworth, has raised the money they would normally get from kit sponsorship through a body wax… Read more »


Local MP launches ‘Is Plastic Fantastic?’ campaign

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Stephanie Peacock, local MP for Barnsley East, has launched the ‘Is Plastic Fantastic’ campaign in partnership with schools in her local community. The campaign, a holiday project for local students, aims to educate on the dangers of single-use plastic. It promotes the use of environmentally friendly alternatives, from jute bags to reusable straws and cups…. Read more »


Pub landlords say ‘cheers’ to Hospice fund-raising milestone

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The owners of a South Yorkshire pub are celebrating hitting a £30,000 fund-raising milestone for Barnsley Hospice – just two months before they retire. Phil and Vikki Hickling have run The Milton Arms in Elsecar for 33 years and, with support from their customers, have been generating income for the charity since 2013. Fund-raising activities… Read more »


Prehistoric fun for all the family!

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre is calling upon all intrepid explorers to visit next month for a surprise of Jurassic proportions! All dinosaur fans, big and small, will not want to miss out on the centre’s two weeks’ worth of roaring fun from the 1st to the 11th of August, including the Alhambrasaurus Rex, craft workshops,… Read more »


Hospice rainbow ‘Bubble Rush’ raises more than £30,000

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Barnsley’s Locke Park was transformed into a rainbow of bubbles yesterday as over 1500 people gathered for Barnsley Hospice’s biggest fund-raiser of the year, the 5k ‘Bubble Rush, which is expected to beat the £30,000 total raised from last year’s inaugural event. Participants, known as ‘bubblers’, were given white t-shirts which turned multi-coloured by four… Read more »


Local MP looks to save free cash points

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, is backing a campaign to save free local cash machines. Many ATMs in Barnsley and across the UK provide free withdrawals for people to access their own money. These free-to-use cash machines are funded through a levy on banks, set by the network body LINK, but on July 1st… Read more »