AN award has been presented to a Tankersley resident in recognition of his work in the local community.
The Age Friendly Award was presented to Ron Mellor by Age UK Barnsley last Friday after being nominated by another volunteer.
A spokesperson from Age UK said: “Ron is dedicated to supporting older residents at Glebe Court in Tankersley and always ensures no-one is left alone and without friendship and company.
“He runs two bingo games every week, a quiz and a weekly knit and natter group to tackle social isolation and loneliness.”
Chief executive Debby Bunn added: “We’re very proud to be presenting an Age Friendly Award to Ron, in recognition of his incredible work within the community.
“Well done Ron on a very well-deserved award.”