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Proud Of Barnsley Awards Is Underway

Monday March 18 2013

Darren Gough with a Pride of Barnsley trophy Darren Gough with a Pride of Barnsley trophy

THE quest to find this year's winners of the Proud of Barnsley awards is underway - and already has the support of Darren Gough.

"I'm delighted to be supporting Proud of Barnsley this year," said the former Monk Bretton-born England cricketer. "I've always been proud of coming from Barnsley and over the years, our town has produced some great men and women."

Other celebrities who are supporting the awards to discover the town's unsung heroes include Oakwell legend Mick McCarthy, Mr Selfridge actress Katherine Kelly, former Reds star Jon Stones and one of the country's favourite radio presenters, Simon Hirst.

Inside this week's Chronicle, you'll find a special launch supplement telling you everything you need to know about nominating someone for a Proud of Barnsley award.

Chronicle editor Andrew Harrod, said: "More than 300 nominations were received last year and we are certain we will top that this year."

The winners will receive a special trophy designed by sculptor Graham Ibbeson at a glitzy awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth in November.

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Reply Posted by sambo on Monday March 18 2013 at 13:37
what does goughie do for barnsley? answer nothing his ego is the size of milton Keynes where he lives

Reply Posted by observer on Sunday March 24 2013 at 12:23
i agree sambo.hes also a candidate to be a conservative mp. that says a lot knowing full well how times are tough up here.

Reply Posted by Bully on Sunday March 24 2013 at 12:25
Does it have to be someone famous? Theres some good people doing some really good heart felt things at the moment, ie freecycle, theres folk on there helping unfortunate people out with food hampers and clothes and such, maybe these people and other types of community work should be looked at. These famous celeb people do nothing.

Reply Posted by Teresa donald on Sunday March 24 2013 at 16:13
@Bully, no it doesn't have to be someone famous, this is coming from a proud mum, who's son won this while still at high school for the work he did as a member of barnsley youth parliament. Your right some people do give up their time to help others thats what the award is about. When my son won his award i got to meet 5 more amazing people who had done things for the Barnsley area which you dont hear about. Some people in barnsley are amazing :)

Reply Posted by Teresa donald on Sunday March 24 2013 at 16:15
Its not for famous people, they are just supporting the awards :)

Reply Posted by JBBlackett on Saturday May 2 2015 at 17:40
You are absolutely correct , Teresa -

Reply Posted by JBBlackett on Saturday May 2 2015 at 17:44
Have you been to Milton Keynes ? Some parts are worse than Barnsley , imo
What are you trying to say or prove ?