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Hannah inspires young cancer patients

Double gold medal winning paralympian Hannah Cockroft, from Halifax, has been offering a little inspiration to young cancer patients.

She met children at St James Hospital in Leeds on their first ever "End of Treatment Day." The party organised by charity CLIC Sargent, is a reward for youngsters who have bravely fought their illness and are now looking to their future.


Video: Hannah Cockroft receives another honour

Double paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft has been made a freewoman of the borough of Calderdale. Hannah, who won 2 gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres wheelchair sprint in London, was awarded this latest honour at Halifax Town hall this morning.

Friends and family were there to see Hannah sign the honorary freedom roll of honour, be presented with the freedom scroll and unveil her name on the freedom plaque.


Hannah Cockcroft to be made Honorary Freewoman of Calderdale

Hannah Cockroft

Double gold medallist Hannah Cockroft is to be made an Honorary Freewoman of the Borough of Calderdale at a ceremony in Halifax Town Hall on Saturday.

The Halifax athlete, who has cerebral palsy, stormed to victory in the London 2012 Paralympic Games after winning gold medals in the T34 100m and 200m and breaking Paralympic records in both. In May 2012 Hannah became the first person to set a world record in the Olympic Stadium in the 100m.

She also carried the Olympic Torch through Brighouse. After her Paralympic triumph, Hannah was welcomed back to Calderdale by hundreds of people at a homecoming event at the Piece Hall in Halifax.

Hannah says: “It’s a huge honour for me to become a Freewoman of the Borough of Calderdale. I'm very proud to be from Yorkshire and to live in Halifax, surrounded by the townspeople, who have helped me so much in the past four years to achieve my ultimate dream."

Olympic hero opens half marathon

Hannah Cockroft
Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates with her Gold medal after winning the Women's 200m - T34, during the Paralympic Games in London. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Hannah Cockroft will hopefully provide the inspiration for thousands of runners in Huddersfield later.

The Paralympic gold medalist will officially open the second annual half marathon in the town.

The race is raising money for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

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