Hotel manager praised for heart of gold
Tuesday 19th August 2014
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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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.”