Award nomination for athletic volunteer
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
ATHLETE and volunteer Keith Binney has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award for his work with athletics clubs across Yorkshire.
ATHLETE and volunteer Keith Binney has been nominated for his work with athletics clubs across Yorkshire.
Keith, of Burnsway, Wath, has been nominated as volunteer of the year by his friend David Haywood.
He has been involved with Barnsley Athletics Club for a number of years, where he is now a track and field mentor.
"He still races in the over 60s although he's much slower now," joked David.
"I find him a remarkable person. The hours he gives to the sport amount to hundreds but it is his willingness, encouragement and commitment which set him apart from his colleagues.
"He has suffered many injuries over the years but 14 years ago he was diagnosed with testicular and lung cancer...he eventually beat that.
"No surprises there to a remarkable devotee of the sport."
Children’s Champion Sponsor
Carillion Integrated Services
One Euston Square (8th Floor)
40 Melton Street
London NW1 2FD
Telephone: 020 7901 3200www.carillionplc.com
Carillion is a FTSE 250 services company employing around 40,000 people in the UK, Canada and the Middle East. It is strongly committed to working within the education sector and as a major employer, has a vested interest in developing successful, capable young people.
Carillion has considerable experience in every aspect of a school’s life cycle – from designing and building space that creates the best possible environment for learning, right through to the everyday needs of its property maintenance.
But it’s not just the buildings that Carillion is interested in. The company believes that the success of its business is built on the success of individuals. Carillion’s training is directly linked to the sector skills councils and it understands the link through from education to business.
It also believe that individuals succeed when they are part of thriving communities. This award-winning commitment to sustainability puts communities at the heart of all it does.
Carillion has become an approved academy sponsor through the Carillion Academies Trust which is a company limited by guarantee in its own right and operating outside of the Carillion business, but is supported by Cambridge Education, Young Advisors and Carillion Plc.
Carillion’s involvement in the education sector means it is extremely proud to sponsor the Children’s Champion category.
Carillion contract manager, Stuart Locking, said: “Carillion have a strong presence in the education market and we are the UK’s largest provider of construction apprenticeships.
“We are committed to making a difference to the communities in which we work, so for us the Children’s Champion’s category is particularly important as it celebrates people and organisations who have helped improve the quality of life of the young people they work with in Barnsley.
“The winner of this category will be someone who believes in young people and the contribution they make to thriving communities.
“Our company motto at Carillion is ‘making tomorrow a better place’, something we strive to do through transforming delivery and valuing partnership.”