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Selfless man put foward for award

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 16th May 2014
Tom Glenn

A MAN who selflessly ensures those struggling to afford food have something to eat has been put forward for a Proud of Barnsley award.

Tom Glenn, of Legacy Church, Barnsley, has been nominated for volunteer of the year by his friend Benjamin Hampshire for 'dedicating his life to serving others'.

In his nomination, Benjamin said Tom encourages people to give whatever they can which is then donated to the food bank at Gateway Church.

"Despite not being rich in the sense of money, Tom is extremely passionate about serving the homeless people of Barnsley and South Yorkshire. He used to spend every Saturday morning spending his hard earned money getting to Barnsley and Sheffield town centres to distribute food parcels he had made off his own back."

He said he works all the hours he can get at Premdor and makes sure his children have everything they need.

Benjamin added: "I cannot emphasise how much of a sacrificial life Tom leads. In every situation he is always upbeat and determined to see the positive to bless other people.

"Tom adores this town and more importantly the people in it.

"Never would he take for himself - his default is to elevate others and it would be incredible to see him honoured for being a hero of this town."

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Posted by Wendy I Fri 16th May 2014 at 2:00pm

What a lovely man but what a sad state of affairs that such people are needed in the 21st century.

Posted by laurie I Sun 18th May 2014 at 2:45pm

so he shud as ive had to use the gateway church foodbank afew times and if it wasnt for people like him us people of barnsley wudnt no where to turn to or go, so ive got great respect for him and others like him!!! "WELL DONE"!!!xxx

Posted by Jeannie Walker I Sun 18th May 2014 at 6:39pm

As a family we are all very proud of Tom and we think he thoroughly deserves to be nominated for this award.

Posted by Emma Wilde I Sun 18th May 2014 at 7:57pm

Tom thoroughly deserves this award for all his hard work, dedication and compassion he shows to those in need.

Posted by Deb Taylor I Mon 19th May 2014 at 6:53am

Tom is a true hero who is ever ready to show compassion to those in need. He knows where His help comes from and is therefore eager to share with others the love and beauty of God. It's a pleasure to know Tom and call him friend.

Posted by Kirsty Whyke I Wed 21st May 2014 at 6:00pm

A true inspiration to all if only more were like this fine chap.

Well done and well deserved hope he gets the award

Posted by Aaron Mckeown I Mon 7th Jul 2014 at 9:35am

Maximum respect to my uncle Tom,he's brought happiness to many a people in the way he feeds the homeless,hes a true LEGEND.I was homeless for several years,i know how tough it is out there,it only takes 1 person to make a big sacrifice in thier life to help those less fortunate.WELL DONE

Posted by Pastor.A.Christopher I Sat 6th Sep 2014 at 3:26pm

My dear without the giving heart and the anointing no an one cant do like this great thing, but you have that heart May God Bless You sir, you know one thing

there is a young man came to Jesus and Jesus said to him to sell everything and give to poor and follow me, but he return sadly. That is the sad news in the holy bible. But you are are great Amen

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