Girl power celebrated at 2012 Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards

The launch of the Women of Achievement Awards at Debenhams, Briggate, with, from left, Donna Woodman (Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice area fundraising manager), Joseph Bland (events fundraiser) and Liz Green (host for the awards dinner).
The launch of the Women of Achievement Awards at Debenhams, Briggate, with, from left, Donna Woodman (Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice area fundraising manager), Joseph Bland (events fundraiser) and Liz Green (host for the awards dinner).
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Some of the most remarkable women in the region are set to be celebrated at the Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards 2012.

The 26th annual awards, this year sponsored by Debenhams, honour women who have changed things for the better, role models and high achievers in the face of adversity.

Yorkshire Woman of Achievement 2011 was Dr Jo Willoughby and now nominations for this year’s awards are being sought for that and other categories.

She is Britain’s finest disabled skier despite being paralysed below the chest, blind in one eye and having both a leg and part of her left hand amputated.

Jo, who has a doctorate in poetry and language development, said: “Winning in 2011 really made my year, and I’m looking forward to helping find the 2012 Sue Ryder Yorkshire Woman of Achievement.”

In aid of the Sue Ryder charity’s Wheatfields Hospice, the event is at the Royal Armouries on May 25.

Call 0113 2033338 or go to: www.sueryder.org/yorkshirewomen

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