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A Truck-load of help for Hospice

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A group of colleagues from Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK have pledged to raise funds for Barnsley Hospice over the next 12 months. Mercedes-Benz Trucks, which has its operations base at Wentworth Park in Tankersley, recently launched a new charity and CSR strategy which enables colleagues to support causes that are close to their hearts. The funds… Read more »

MP urges shoppers to donate to foodbanks

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, recently visited a foodbank collection point in Hoyland, to encourage donations and raise awareness. Located at the Tesco in Hoyland, the collection point gives shoppers the chance to add extra items into their shopping trolleys before donating them to the foodbank on their way out. Tesco has also promised… Read more »

TV star crowns Barnsley Bake Off winners

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TV presenter Sam Nixon has crowned the winners of Barnsley Hospice’s Big Barnsley Bake Off competition. Rai Plews, from Worsborough, and Claire Coles, from Athersley, were jointly named ‘star bakers’ after raising over £1,150 between them, with the help of friends and family. The year 11 class at Netherwood Academy in Wombwell scooped the ‘showstopper’… Read more »

A Capital result for Millhouse Green PR agency

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A South Yorkshire public relations and media training agency has won two prestigious industry awards. Capital B Media collected the Gold award for Best Publication and Silver for Outstanding Small PR Consultancy at last night’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The firm, based in Millhouse Green near Penistone,… Read more »

M&S staff raise £20,000 for Barnsley Hospice

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Staff at Marks & Spencer have shown their support for Barnsley Hospice by raising more than £20,000. Over the past 12 months, the team at the Barnsley store have raised the money through customer donations for bag packing, in-store raffles and collections, and donating the 5p carrier bag levy. They also used funding from the… Read more »

Kate Rusby becomes patron of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust

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Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby has become a patron of Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust. Kate joins professor and Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher and author, Mel Dyke who became patrons in 2016. The Trust was set up in 2015 to help preserve, enhance and promote the borough’s heritage for the future. Kate, who lives in Barnsley, is often called… Read more »

Berneslai Homes start first self-build scheme in Barnsley for decades

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Berneslai Homes held an event with Barnsley Council this week to celebrate the start on site of foour two-bedroom semi-detached new build council homes at Bellbrooke Avenue, Darfield. The properties will be the first to be built in-house by Berneslai Homes Construction Services team, making them the first self-build scheme in Barnsley for decades. The… Read more »

MP calls for action on Barnsley social mobility figures

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Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, is calling for urgent action from the Government after recent figures revealed Barnsley has one of the lowest levels of social mobility in the country. In their annual ‘State of the Nation’ report, the Social Mobility Commission described a stark postcode lottery for social mobility in Britain, identifying Barnsley… Read more »

Parents remembered during Hospice Light up a Life appeal

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A Barnsley woman facing Christmas without her parents will remember them during this weekend’s Barnsley Hospice Light up a Life service. Sarah-May Poppleton, 42, of Staincross, will dedicate lights on the hospice tree in memory of her mum and dad, Brian and Phyllis Hill, who died in 2010 and 2016, of sepsis and cancer. Phyllis… Read more »