Instrumental Katherine nominated for Awards

16th May 2014

As 33-year-old Katherine Sinfield continues to recov­er from a stem cell transplant and cher­ishes the news that she is now in remis­sion, she can now celebrate being announced as a finalist in the Touch FM Pride of Burton Awards 2014.

Read about Katherine's "12 months of hell" >

On Friday 6th June 2014, Burton & South Derbyshire will come together at Branston Golf & Country Club to celebrate the best achievements in business and the community on one truly glittering night - the inaugural Pride of Burton Awards 2014. In the presence of the 'who's who' of Burton & South Derbyshire, they will award a number of prestigious awards to individuals, community organisations and businesses with truly inspirational stories - one of which being Katherine's battle with leukaemia.

Katherine spoke about her pride of being nominated,


"I'm delighted to hear that I am a finalist in the inaugural Pride of Burton Awards.


It is touching to know that people appreciate my daily diary and my fund-raising and awareness raising to the extent that they have nominated me for such an honour.


My efforts will continue whether or not I walk away with the award on the night as far more needs to be done to educate people about leukaemia and the wonderful charities which exist to combat blood cancers."

Katherine has been instrumental in raising the awareness of Leukaemia through 'Katherine's Story' a website dedicated to her journey suffering with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia since being diagnosed back in April 2013. Not only this but Katherine has also helped promote the invaluable work of the many UK- based leukaemia charities, such as Cure Leukaemia, through a number of fundraising events - most notable the recent 'Bone-shaker Marrow-thon'.


To keep up with the developments on the Pride of Burton awards, look for the hashtag #PrideofBurton or @101TouchFM on Twitter.

You can also follow Katherine on Twitter @Leukaemia_and_K

Everyone at Cure Leukaemia would like to wish Katherine the very best of luck and thank her for her continued support!

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