THE quest to find this year's winners of our Proud of Barnsley awards gets underway today - and already has the support of Darren Gough.
The Monk Bretton-born former cricketer and Strictly Come Dancing winner said: "I'm delighted to be supporting Proud of Barnsley this year.
"I've always been proud of coming from Barnsley and over the years, our town has produced some great men and women.
"I hope these awards can help find some more Barnsley heroes."
Other celebrities who are supporting our quest to discover the town's unsung heroes include Oakwell legend Mick McCarthy, Mr Selfridge actress Katherine Kelly, £3m footballer Jon Stones and one of the country's favourite radio presenters, Simon Hirst.
Inside this week's paper, you'll find our 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.