Barnsley 2030

About Healthy Barnsley

Our communities are united by a shared sense of pride in the borough, where we look after and support each other.

Loving where you live has a big impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Everyone can enjoy the borough’s excellent cultural attractions, community groups, leisure facilities and outdoor spaces.

You can read our Healthy Barnsley stories below, and share your own with us.

Share your own story with us

Natalie's story

Totally Runable is a social enterprise company proudly based in Barnsley. They work with primary schools across the north of England and the midlands, helping them measure and close the gender sports gap.

Everything began as a start-up in 2015. The support of a network of people and organisations was vital to Totally Runable’s foundation and growth.

Being based at The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC since 2017 and the support received has been a huge factor in their success and growth. With not just one but two Olympians in their team, they naturally have high aims for Totally Runable’s future, and there's nowhere they'd rather call home for their head office than Barnsley.

Natalie from Totally Runable
Barnsley Singers

Luke's story

Barnsley Singers is an un-auditioned adult community choir founded in 2016 by Mat Wright and Luke Mather. The choir currently has 120 members, and they sing in concerts and community events around Barnsley town centre.

Members of all ages come together every Tuesday evening to meet, sing together and most importantly, have fun! Since many current members had never sung in a choir before joining Barnsley Singers, the musical directors and volunteer team emphasise inclusivity and training so anyone can join. The choir sings many different music genres, so there is always something for everyone, and rehearsals are always fun and engaging for all members.

Since its beginnings, Barnsley Singers has wanted to be a voice for all adults in the Barnsley community and give back to the town through local events. They hope to continue this into the future and are always looking for ways to become even stronger. Singing has many proven health benefits, and Barnsley Singers seeks to brighten your mid-week evening with fun, laughter and song. 

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