CHESTER teenager Hannah Jones was nominated for this year’s Cheshire Woman of the Year award, presented yesterday at Eaton Park.
The 17-year-old Christleton High School student was nominated in the Personal Courage category for the work she has done to raise funds for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust.
The youngster has raised almost £100,000 for the charity whilst undergoing treatment for a tumour herself.
In 2010, Hannah, of Westminster Park, was declared Champion of Champions at the 2010 Trinity Mirror Cheshire/ScottishPower Your Champions awards ceremony.
Cheshire Woman of the Year 2011 was won by Josephine Wood MBE, from Moreton in the Wirral. She was presented with a silver salver in recognition of her professional success and outstanding contribution to her local community.
In 2004 she joined the RASA (Rape and Sexual Abuse) centre, an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity, where she was able to focus on one her main passions – working to prevent violence against women.
Attending the lunch were Lady Mayoress of Chester Kathie Ritchie, Lady Elizabeth Bromley-Davenport and guest speaker Louise Martin.
The awards support the children’s charity NSPCC and last year raised more than £7000. Money raised this year will support the charity’s vital helpline services, ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline. .
Other nominations included: Frances Cooke, of Tattenhall, the Professional Success category for her appointment as associate choral conductor of the Hallé orchestra; Lesley George, of Hoole, for the professional support she offers young people; Patricia Daniels MBE, founder of Chester Childbirth Appeal, Emma Degg, of Handbridge, head of tourism (Wirral), Karen Melonie Gould, socialŠ entrepreneur; Anne Hallows, of Blacon, a poppy collector for 63 years; farmer Barbara Hughes, of Malpas; Christine Owen, of Great Sutton , for services to public health; Bhupinder Virdee Lace, for her work to overcome cultural barriers and businesswoman Jan Williams, of Frodsham