BARNSLEY Youth Choir has been shortlisted for a special award recognising the positive impact it makes in the local community.

The youth group has been nominated for the Avant Homes ‘Let’s Make a Difference’ award for the huge contribution it makes to supporting communities that need it most.

The awards are open to anyone living in Scotland, north east England, Yorkshire and the Midlands with more than 250 people put forward in the nomination stage.

Barnsley Youth Choir has impacted hundreds of children in the ten years since it was founded, by seeking to provide opportunities for young people who live in Barnsley.

Yvonne Worsley, Barnsley Youth Choir trustee and chairman said: “We are really thrilled to be shortlisted for the Let’s Make a Difference Awards.

“Barnsley Youth Choir strives to make a difference to the lives of so many young people but would be unable to do this without the support of our community.

“The £1,000 cash prize would be so appreciated and enable us to provide outstanding opportunities which will change the lives of young people forever.

“We would like to thank everyone who votes for Barnsley Youth Choir we really appreciate your support.”

Voting is now open, and members of the public are invited to choose the person, project or organisation that they believe makes the biggest difference within the community.

Winners will receive a £1,000 cash prize and an invitation to a special event with Avant Homes and its brand ambassador and TV personality, Gabby Logan.

To vote visit

Voting closes on Friday and winners will be announced on January 24.