CHESTER fundraiser Hannah Jones has received an award which was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The University of Chester student, from Westminster Park, received the Diana Champion Fundraiser Award at Barclays Corporate in Canary Wharf in London earlier this month for raising more than £170,000 for brain tumour research.
Hannah was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008 but despite three operations, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and suffering a stroke, the plucky teenager decided to raise funds for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust. She has since lobbied Parliament for more funding for brain cancer research.
The Diana Award was established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, as a legacy to her belief in the power of young people to change the world.
MP Mary Macleod presented Hannah with her award.
She said: “The Diana Award is presented to inspirational young people who have made outstanding contributions to their local communities.
“They are selfless and motivated young people who are role models to their peers and the leaders of tomorrow. They highlight the positive commitment and dedication of British youth and inspire others to follow their example.”
Hannah has also been shortlisted for the Third Sector Excellence Awards, which will be presented in September.