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Inspiring heroine Dr Kate Granger recognised in the search for Yorkshire heroes

Guests at the Yorkshire Choice Awards

The Yorkshire Choice Awards, recognising local people and businesses, is back for a second year and nominations open tomorrow (Friday 5th August 2016).

Co-Founders, Jo Maltby (#wetherbyhour) and Melanie Malcolm (Yorkshire Ladies Links) both have a passion for Yorkshire businesses and people. The Awards, launched in April this year welcomed an incredible 88,000 votes, proving Yorkshire really does thrive on inspiring people.

The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund Charity will be the 2017 charity partner and the pair hope to raise money for equipment that could prove the difference between life and death at Rugby clubs across the UK.

Melanie Malcolm said ‘Lizzie Jones is an incredible lady. The passion and courage she has shown in such traumatic circumstances motivated us to immediately open discussions about us supporting her in 2017.’

This year sees the introduction of the Kate Granger Award for Outstanding Achievement. Despite Kate Granger’s own battles, she was not afraid to inspire others with her vibrant personality, determination and dreams to raise awareness of better patient care.

Kate sadly lost her fight with a rare and aggressive cancer in July this year. Jo Maltby said ‘Kate was a true heroine and if we can find someone with a pinch of her devotion and intrepid passion they will be very special indeed. Our Awards celebrate all that is good in Yorkshire and Kate was as good as it gets’

This is a people’s choice awards, the people pick the winners! The public can nominate online at – choose the relevant category and answer the questions. Nominations close October 2016.

The Award Ceremony will take place at The Centenary Pavilions at Leeds Utd on 1st April 2017. The nominees, their friends and family will be invited to attend the ceremony and will be joined by local celebrities and media.

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