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Hotel manager praised for heart of gold

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Tuesday 19th August 2014
Pd56245-3 Mabel Levitt
A MANAGER at a Barnsley hotel with a 'heart of gold' who has been a 'tower of strength' to others has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award.

Mabel Levitt, 60, of Overdale Road, Wombwell, has worked at the Encore Ramada hotel in Dodworth since it opened in January 2009.

She started as a part time breakfast host and is now the senior guest services manager, overseeing the whole operation of the hotel in the general managers absence.

She has been nominated in the Triumph over Adversity category by friend and colleague Ben Potterton.

Mabel has faced many adversities in her life, including the death of her son Simon aged 32.

Mabel's husband Roy has had heart problems for the last 15 years and has spent 15 weeks in hospital this year so far. He is now at home and is doing well.

She is also a carer for her 92-year-old mother Violet Nightingale.

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 15. **
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Posted by Lisa Harrison I Tue 19th Aug 2014 at 1:42pm

So proud of my mum , the last 3 years have been very hard for her but despite the sudden death of my brother and my dad's and grandmas ongoing ill health she always manages to have a smile on her face and continues to work hard she's an inspiration xxx

Posted by trish binney I Tue 19th Aug 2014 at 7:37pm

She's just amazing..she helped me with my sons 18th on July last year...just an amazing woman and we both shed a little year as my son dan had had cancer...good luck x