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Community Hero of the Year

Community Hero of the Year

For more than 14 years, Bronia Warden has helped people to become more active through her Healthy Bones class.

The chair-based exercises to music help strengthen people’s muscles, improve balance and prevent falls and the sessions are open to all including older people, those with learning disabilities and those recovering from illness.

Bronia has been described as a special person who always has a smile on her face.

Upon receiving her award, Bronia said: “I’m so overwhelmed. I don't see what I do as a job. I just look at it as my dad being elderly and I look at what he gets and if I wasn’t there or we didn't have a big family, what would happen?

“It's not just about exercise and falls prevention, it's about making sure I'm always there if they need to talk to me or have got any problems.”

For this award we are looking for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to Barnsley, making our town a better place to live in.

Be it by enhancing the town’s reputation, building bridges between communities or reducing inequality, we want you to nominate the people who have changed Barnsley for the better.

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

  • Has someone worked tirelessly for the good of others?
  • Have they fought for a better quality of life for residents in the borough?
  • Are they voice of the village or district where they live?
  • Have they done something to turn your life around or the lives of others?

We welcome direct nominations for this award, and our judges may also put forward those nominated in other categories who, in their opinion, have made exceptional contributions to their community.

Our winner will have made an outstanding difference to the lives of an individual, community or family. If you know someone who has done this against all odds, we want to know about them.