Celebrating our Yorkshire lasses

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A woman who is helping raise the aspirations of young people in her community is being recognised for her efforts.

Stephanie Burras CBE is just one of many that have been nominated for a category in the prestigious Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.

The awards ceremony next month will hear tales of triumph, adversity and courage, both personally and professionally, as well as helping the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice which covers parts of north, west and south Leeds

There are eight categories - Business, Education, Young Achiever, Sport, Jane Tomlinson Courage Award and the Community Impact Award, Arts, Science and Technology - and of these winners one woman will be picked as the ‘Overall Yorkshire Woman of Achievement 2017’.

Ms Burras, nominated for a community award for her work with local businesses and schools on a number of projects to raise the aspirations of young people and have a positive impact on society, said: “I’m thrilled to be nominated for such a prestigious award along with so many brilliant women in Yorkshire.

“These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the work women across the region are contributing to society in the name of the wonderful volunteering pioneer Lady Ryder.”

Lady Sue Ryder who was born in Leeds in 1924 was the founder of the chosen charity.

The awards are at New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries, on Friday May 12 Tickets are £60 each or £550 for a table of ten.

Contact 0113 278 7249.