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Community allotments need you!
AGE UK Barnsley are encouraging residents to take part in their community-run allotment scheme.
The charity has a big plot of land in the centre of Barnsley, and are asking local people if they’d like to help maintain it. They’re asking for groups of friends aged 50 and above, as well as independent residents living in the town centre who want to enjoy fresh air and be outdoors.
A spokesperson added: “You will...
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Choir pitches in to help church's work
BARNSLEY Youth Choir has donated £1,700 to a local church following a sold-out concert last month.
The world-renowned choir, led by Mat Wright, performed at St Mary’s Church in the town centre in their final unplugged charity concert of last year - raising ‘important funds’ for the church’s work in the community to support the most vulnerable residents across the town.
A total of £1,700 was raised on the night - and the...
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Men's club bids to hit £30k for hospice milestone
A MEN'S Club is hoping to hit its £30,000 fundraising target to celebrate Barnsley Hospice’s 30th anniversary in 2024 – and its first event of the year has got members off on the right foot.
Wortley Men’s Club, based on Reading Room Lane, have been fundraising for the hospice for the last six years – raising around £25,000 in the process.
This year marks 30 years since Barnsley Hospice opened its doors, and...
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Pubs in tubs appeal for charity
A NUMBER of pubs in Barnsley are taking part in a scheme to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The ‘Tub2Pub’ scheme has been created by pub chain Greene King to raise funds for the charity whilst also recycling plastic.
Running until February 11, residents are being encouraged to take part in the programme by bringing in clean, empty plastic confectionery and cracker tubs to any of the chain’s sites.
The four...
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Santa dash remembers Hana
AN annual Santa fun run in memory of a young woman who died from cancer has been hailed a success by the event’s organisers.
Manvers Waterfront Boat Club hosted the event earlier this month in memory of Hana Szczepkowski who died of cancer aged only 31.
The event was attended by over 140 runners, from the very young to those in their 80s.
Funds were raised for cancer charity Team Vericco, who...
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Christmas Eve trip for Santa and his speedboat
SANTA and his speedboat are out and about again this weekend raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
They have journeyed through the streets every Saturday throughout December and will make their final tour tomorrow (Christmas Eve).
The route takes in Shafton, Cudworth, Monk Bretton and surrounding areas.
They have been to Riverside Care Home at Monk Bretton this morning to see residents and hand out presents.
Everything they do is in...

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