The Inspiration Awards for Women – for Breakthrough Cancer with Beverley Knight and Gloria Hunniford.

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Posted by: Sue Atkins

The very inspiring Erika Brodnock from

Last night I had the honour of attending The Inspiration Awards for Women for Breakthrough Cancer as my friend Erika Brodnock had been nominated for her work on Karisma Kids rag dolls aimed at inspiring children with confidence, creativity and self esteem. Her energy, committment and vision is really extraordinary and she bounces even higher than I do !

The Inspiration Awards for Women celebrate the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those around them.  Women are acknowledged and honoured for their amazing achievements in their everyday lives.  The annual event takes place each October at the iconic Cadogan Hall in London.  Along with promoting a positive image of women and recognising dynamic role models, the event raises money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

I was delighted and honoured to meet Martine Wright – who lost both her legs in the London Bombing on July 7th 2005. Martine is an inspiration to both adults and children as  in July 2012 she was picked to represent Great Britain’s women’s sitting volleyball team at the sitting volleyball event in the 2012 Summer Paralympics 

Meeting Martine Wright

Read more here: Martine Wright: from 7 July victim to Paralympic athlete


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