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Not afraid to inspire others

Today marks 3 years since the inspirational Kate Granger passed away.

Despite Kate's own battles, she was 'not afraid' to inspire others with her overwhelming personality, determination, and dreams to raise awareness.

​Dr. Kate Granger was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in 2011 at the tender age of 29. She captured the attention of the nation by writing about her experiences with the illness as an NHS patient. She started a 'Bucket List', charity fundraising and published 2 books 'The Other Side' and 'The Bright Side'.

​​Kate launched her #HelloMyNameIs campaign to encourage medical workers to introduce themselves after her own experiences as a patient.

​Her fundraising exploits including a skydive, swimming the length of the English Channel, the Leeds 10k and a 13-mile trek in the Lake District while her husband completed the 96 mile West Highland Way and a gruelling trek on the Great Wall of China.

Today we are sparing a special thought for the outstanding achievements and the legacy Kate created.

Each year we honour Kate at our awards with the Outstanding Contribution Award named after her and presented by her husband Chris Pointon.

If we can find someone with a pinch of Kate's 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.

To find out how you can support the #HelloMyNameIs campaign visit here

To place a nomination for the Kate Granger Outstanding Contribution Award please see

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