Celebrating Yorkshire’s ‘amazing’ women

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INSPIRATIONAL WAkefield doctor Kate Granger is backing this years Yorkshire Women of Achievement awards and has spoken of how it felt to be honoured at the prestigious event.

Sue Ryder has started its search for Yorkshire’s most inspirational women to award in its annual Yorkshire Women of Achievement event.

Dr Kate Granger, the overall winner of the 2013 Women of Achievement Award, is one of the many outstanding, courageous women Sue Ryder’s award ceremony has commended over the years.

Kate was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2011, aged just 29. Despite her illness, she bravely decided to persevere in her career, and also gives frequent public talks about living with terminal cancer.

Ever-committed to her role of caring for other patients, Kate decided to set up the ‘Hello My Name Is…’ campaign to inspire the trustworthy, personalised care that she feels was missing during her own treatment.

She also uses Twitter and her blog as a means of offering support for others coping with cancer across the world.

Speaking about what it felt like to be honoured with the Overall Women of Achievement Award, Kate said: “I was really shocked and stunned to win, especially being in a room filled with such amazing women who have spent

their entire lives dedicating to a vocation like teaching or caring, or serving their communities.

“The awards is a special day is for all the nominees who have previously received very little recognition. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the amazing women we have in Yorkshire.”