Dorothy Hyman Sports Personality of the Year Award

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 7th December, Stephanie is campaigning for local legend Dorothy Hyman to be awarded a proper replica trophy after failing to receive one when winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award back in 1963. 

Commenting, Stephanie said:

“Dorothy is an accomplished athlete, Olympic and Commonwealth medal winner, record holder, and Barnsley hero.

“From her childhood in Cudworth to a national household name, Dorothy was rightly recognised for her achievements with the 1963 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

“But unlike other winners, she was not given a trophy to keep and instead asked to hand hers back.

"I hope our campaign can redress this injustice, bring a trophy back to Barnsley, and give a true champion of our community the trophy she richly deserves.”