Former GB cyclist nominated for Proud of Barnsley
Friday 5th September 2014
Martin Dainty has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award in the charity fundraiser category for creating Team Cystic Fibrosis.
He has been nominated by Rachael Webb, team chairman, who said the team was on course to raise £50,000 this year.
Martin's daughter Molly was diagnosed shortly after she was born.
Bu he said Molly, now nine, was 'bright as a button and doing just fine.'
A staggering £24,000 was raised when the team organised the 65 Roses Holme Moss Classic which saw 300 cyclists set off under police escort and complete a 65-mile challenge which is named so because young children find 65 roses easier to say than cystic fibrosis.
** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated September 5. **
Sports Team of the Year Sponsor
People’s Sport in Barnsley
Telephone: 01226 204409www.peoples-sport.com
People’s Sport in Barnsley is an exciting new project which aims to tell the story of the many thousands of people who have participated in sport in Barnsley over the years.
The project is focused particularly on Shaw Lane, which has been a centre for amateur sport since its completion in 1864 and has proven a popular venue for cricket, rugby, football, tennis, athletics, squash and several other sports.
The project’s aims are to establish a collection of memories and artefacts which can be used to preserve the sporting history of the site.
A website, www.peoples-sport.com, has already been launched and further memories, images and stories will be posted online.
Patrons for the organisation are MPs Dan Jarvis, Michael Dugher and Angela Smith, while Reds footballer Bobby Hassell and retired cricket umpire Dickie Bird are ambassadors.
Co-ordinator Dave Clayton said: “It’s an exciting project, and what’s particularly amazing is how much we’re discovering each week as we delve into the archives.
“There are so many people who have participated in sport in Barnsley and we want to celebrate that and record it in history.
“We’re privileged to sponsor the sports team category in the Proud of Barnsley awards. It means that as well as celebrating the great sporting history of this town, we can also honour what is happening in today’s generation.”
People’s Sport in Barnsley has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and work in close co-operation with Experience Barnsley.