Kate Farnell set up the Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust 12 years ago after battling the disease herself. Because it is a rare form of cancer she found there was little information or support for those diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. The charity now works around the country.
Her work has brought her to the notice of the Inspiration Awards for women, alongside Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Dame Judy Dench and Victoria Beckham. She has been shortlisted in the Most Aspirational category. The public will now vote for the winner