A GLITZY awards evening is set to take place tonight as the biggest Proud of Barnsley ceremony yet gets underway.

This year’s event will take place at the Metrodome yet again, with broadcaster and DJ Stephanie Hirst and former Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd hosting the evening.

There are 15 categories. These are:

• Hospital Hero

• Children’s Champion

• Young Superstar

• Community Hero

• Sporting Achievement

• Community Group

• School of the Year

• Triumph Over Adversity

• Exceptional Achievement

• Carer of the Year

• Charity Fundraiser

• Volunteer of the Year

• Love Where You Live

• Charity Fundraising Team

• Charity of the Year

This is the eighth year the Proud of Barnsley Awards have been organised by the Barnsley Chronicle.

Editor Andrew Harrod said: “This year is set to be the biggest Proud of Barnsley awards we’ve seen. We have so many amazing people in the community who will be celebrated for what they bring to Barnsley itself and to the people of Barnsley.”

  • See the Barnsley Chronicle website and Facebook page for updates as winners are announced from 9pm onwards.