On Saturday 17th June the LIVE in Barnsley event took place in Barnsley centre and we were their charity of the year. We would like to thank all the venues in the town that took part, all the bands and the organisers for a fantastic event, not forgetting the generosity of the people who gave donations. There was £1,400 collected on the day with more to come from the venues and via Just Giving.

Our star fund raiser for the event was Rhianna Dawson, aged 10, who collected the amazing amount of £449. To keep things in the family Dawn, Rhianna’s Mum, now works for BIADS as an activities coordinator. Dawn said: “BIADS supported my Dad when he was caring for my Mum, who has dementia, and Rhianna wanted to help support BIADS in return”.

BIADS’ Chief Officer, Linda Pattison, added: “I think Rhianna’s achievement is fantastic and her entire family must be so proud of her”.

Rhianna’s next fund raiser for BIADS will be when she joins in on our sponsored walk which takes place on Sunday, 9th July at Worsborough Country Park setting off at 10.30am. If you would like to sponsor Rhianna or join her on the day please get in touch on 01226 280057 or email biads@btconnect.com for more details.