Mayor launches Rainbow of Ribbons at Barnsley Town Hall

7 June 2018

A rainbow of ribbons to remember lost loved ones has been launched by Barnsley’s new Mayor at the Town Hall.

Cllr Steve Green, who became Mayor in May, attached the first dedication in Barnsley Hospice’s annual fundraising initiative, which invites people to dedicate a ribbon for loved ones throughout June and July.

The Mayor was joined by Barnsley Hospice patron Jean Thompson-Banks and fundraising manager Sam Silverwood at the Rainbow of Ribbons launch on 1 June.

The ribbons, donated by Oakwell Flower Corner, will be on display at both the Town Hall and at the Hospice grounds in Gawber until the end of July. The event is sponsored by Stonehouse Financial Services.

To make a dedication, people are asked to choose their ribbon colour and make a donation towards patient care. Anyone interested in adding their loved one to the display should email

Barnsley Hospice is based in Gawber and provides specialist care for anyone in Barnsley with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and heart disease.

The charity has to raise £2.2m a year, on top of the £1.6m it gets from the NHS.

Notes to Editors

Attached photograph shows from left: Sam Silverwood, fundraising manager at Barnsley Hospice, Barnsley Mayor Steve Green, and Jean Thompson-Banks, a volunteer and patron.

Barnsley Hospice is based on Church Street, S75 2RL. It has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994.

For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to or call 01226 244244.

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