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."
Sporting Achievement Sponsor
Perrys Motor Sales Limited
Barnsley S75 1LR
Telephone: 01226 776100www.perrys.co.uk
Perrys has been located in Barnsley for over ten years, selling a wide variety of vehicles and running very successful service and parts departments.
Its Claycliffe Road branch, situated in Barugh Green, is home to three major franchises – Vauxhall, Citroën and Mazda – selling all the latest models.
In addition, Perrys, which is the only award winning Motability dealership in Barnsley, sells a wide variety of quality, used cars and has a trade centre with vehicles from only £995.
Most of its employees live in and around Barnsley and the branch gives back to the community by taking part in local annual shows and holding its own events and open days throughout the year, welcoming customers and locals for fun, food and fantastic savings.
They take great pride in supporting local charities including Barnsley Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
A recent fundraising campaign by the entire Perrys Group saw the Barnsley site host a launch night to kick-off a special charity eBay auction which included the sale of a 1970’s Vauxhall Viva as well as many other fantastic items. This auction along with raffles, events and other fundraising efforts held by individual Perrys dealerships raised over £10,000 for Bluebell Wood – a worthwhile and humbling cause.
Alan Greenwood, general manager of Perrys, Barugh Green, says the motor sales group wanted to be part of the Proud of Barnsley awards for a third year as the company believes in rewarding and recognising special people within local communities.
“We are really proud to be part of the Barnsley community,” says Alan. “Without it we wouldn’t be in the position we are today as we very much rely on business from the people of Barnsley, and strive to provide a service to keep our customers coming back time and time again.”
“We chose to support the sporting achievement category as sport in all ages is something we believe in as it brings people together.”
“We have strong ties with sport in the community, currently sponsoring Hickleton Golf Club’s resident PGA Golf Professional, Sam Law. We previously sponsored Barnsley FC for seven seasons and have also supported local BPL sports centres.”