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Sheffield cancer support centre picks up top award

A daughter who lost both parents to cancer within a year has nominated the Sheffield support centre which helped her through the experience for an award.

Kate Ibbeson, 41, from Walkley, in Sheffield, put forward Weston Park Cancer Information and Support Centre for a Caring For Carers Award.

It has now been honoured by Sheffield Carers' Centre which presents the accolade to "outstanding organisations and individuals who have supported unpaid family carers in their caring role".

Award for Lord Coe

Lord Coe greets the Olympic torch on its arrival in Richmond, North Yorkshire Credit: Calendar news

Lord Coe has been honoured in recognition of his work promoting the London 2012 Olympic Games to millions of children across the world through the programme International Inspiration.

The chair of the Olympic Organising Committee, and two-time Olympic gold medallist, has received Beyond Sport's "Leadership in Sport Award" for his work over the past seven years.

Nick Keller, the founder of Beyond Sport said: “There will be many positive outcomes from London 2012, but none more so than the 12 million children reached through International Inspiration."

Lord Coe said: “International Inspiration’s work has been a key part of London 2012’s vision to inspire young people around the world, and I am delighted to accept this Award from Beyond Sport on behalf of everyone who has contributed to its success.'

'' To have made a difference in the lives of over 12 million children around the world before London 2012 even gets underway is testament to the incredible power of sport.”


Top cancer charity award for Calendar

Calendar's Lisa Adlam receives Cancer Research UK's Flame of Hope award Credit: Cancer Research UK

Calendar News received a national award from Cancer Research UK today in recognition of our outstanding contribution to the cause. The charity’s annual Flame of Hope Awards recognise the remarkable support from people from all walks of life.

Calendar scooped the Media Supporter of the Year accolade, beating off stiff competition from across the UK. Lisa Adlam picked up the award this lunchtime at a special ceremony in London hosted by Cancer Research UK’s Chairman, Michael Pragnell.