VIDEO: Barnoldswick’s inspirational Mary wins national award

An inspirational Barnoldswick woman has spoken of her pride at receiving a national award for voluntary services.

Mary Brennan, of Kelbrook Road, has received MacMillan Cancer Support’s Vicky Clement-Jones Award for 2014 which is given to volunteers who have, or have had cancer themselves, and make a significant difference to the lives of people with cancer.

Mary Brennan and Linda Gibbins

Mary Brennan and Linda Gibbins

Mary founded the Bosom Friends Cancer Support Group in 2000 after her recovery from breast cancer and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and since then, the group has moved on to extend its services.

This includes emotional support via telephone, face-to-face and group meetings and home and hospital visits and transport in Pendle, Craven and the Ribble Valley.

See the current edition of the Barnoldswick and Earby Times for the full story.