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Kate Granger's fundraising page hits £260,000 target for cancer charity

A fundraising page set up by inspirational Yorkshire doctor Kate Granger has reached £260,000.

Kate Granger who died at the weekend Credit: ITV Yorkshire

More than 5000 people have so far supported her page which was set up to raise money for the Yorkshire Cancer centre.

The consultant from Huddersfield was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer five years ago. She died at the weekend aged 34.

Four people killed in A64 crash

Four people have been killed in a collision on the A64 in North Yorkshire, police have confirmed.

Credit: Press Association

The crash happened near Scampston between Malton and Scarborough involving a car and a lorry on Friday July 22, at around 3.40pm. Both vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when they were in collision.

Four people in the car, two men aged 58 and 63 and two women aged 57 and 60 died at the scene.

The 26-year-old lorry driver was uninjured.

A second car was also damaged from the crash debris.

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Kate Granger made 'a huge difference to patients'

The chief executive of NHS Employers Danny Mortimer has paid tribute to Dr Kate Granger:

“We are all deeply saddened at the passing of Dr Kate Granger.

Kate was a truly remarkable and inspirational individual who openly shared her daily battles with cancer, providing a source of strength and inspiration to countless people.

Kate used her experiences to pioneer the #HellomyNameis campaign to remind staff to see patients as people.

The campaign has been adopted across the country, making a huge difference to patients. It will be a profound legacy of her work, along with the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards and the countless people she has inspired with her example

She had humility, compassion and warmth in equal measure and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Chris and her family at this difficult time.”

– Danny Mortimer, NHS Employers
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