‘Inspirational’ Kate Granger in line for top award

Dr Kate Granger: Nominated in the 2013 Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.'w311a321

Dr Kate Granger: Nominated in the 2013 Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.'w311a321

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An inspirational East Ardsley doctor has been been recognised for her achievements in improving other people’s lives.

Terminally-ill Kate Granger has been nominated for the honour in this year’s Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.

Next month’s ceremony will recognise women from across the region who are regarded as role models and inspirations to their peers.

Dr Granger, who is a registrar in elderly medicine at Pinderfields Hospital, has been short listed for the Jane Tomlinson Courage Award.

In 2011 she was diagnosed with rare cancer desmoplastic small round cell tumour, DSRCT, that affects only one in two million people.

Her and her husband Chris have raised thousands of pounds for charity and the serial blogger plans to live Tweet from her deathbed.

Dr Granger, 31, said: “I am very flattered but don’t understand why I have been nominated, although it is very nice.

“I struggle with the term courageous as I am just getting on with it.”

Next month Dr Granger will be embarking on a sponsored swim at Morley Leisure Centre when she will be completing the equivalent distance of the English Channel.

To sponsor her you can go to her Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/kate-granger.

The awards will be held on Friday, June 7, in the Royal Armouries, Leeds, from 11.45am.

And people can attend the event to raise money for the Sue Ryder charity.

For tickets contact Joseph Clark-Bland on 0113 2033 338 or visit www.sueryder.org