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Community Hero Award – Joanna Edge

Joanna Edge – Community Hero

The ninth of our Cat Community Hero Awards has been presented to Joanna Edge.

Joanna, who lives in Wistaston, has organised fund raising for Georgy Capener, 10, who relapsed after previously being diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, two years ago.

Joanna has recruited over 150 people in the Crewe and Nantwich area to jointly walk over a million steps each day in June, which has raised over raised over £1,300 for Georgy’s Fight against Ewing Sarcoma and close to £4,000 for Cancer Research UK

Georgy’s mum, Helen told us “My son was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2018 and Joanna raised money for bone cancer by doing a swimathon plus she also organised a ladies night at Shavington, which took a lot of time to organise and raised £1500 for my son and £1500 for Children with Cancer.

“My son relapsed on May 1st this year and Joanna has already set up a just giving page where she has many people walking steps every single day for the whole of June, to raise some money for a lovely gift for my son and the rest will go to Cancer Research.

Joanna Edge – Community Hero

“This woman has a heart of gold and is there to help anyone at the drop of a hat. She truly deserves this award. “

To learn more about Georgy’s fight against Ewing Sarcoma see his Facebook page where Georgy has received many messages of support, including from all his teammates at Betley FC and Liverpool FC player, Joe Gomez. Joanna has also set up a Just Giving page for Cancer Research.

Well done Joanna, from all the team at The Cat, we are awarding you one of our Community Hero Awards and will be delivering a special Cat Cake, Baked by Gill (Facebook), which we hope you enjoy.

Chris Cadman, Managing Director, The Cat community radio said: “The Cat 107.9 FM continues to find ways to help and inform the community during the Coronavirus crisis.

“The Community Hero Award recognises people who are going the extra mile to help the community and whose efforts help lift people’s spirits.

“It is fantastic and heart-warming to recognise local people and their efforts and to say a big thank you.”

If you know someone who deserves recognition, please send a nomination, together with their name and address to studio@thisisthecat.com.   

Previous Community Hero Awards have been presented to;

Jean Dixon
Bella McKinney
Nadiah Mckeown
Tim Bowker
William Smith
Olly Robinson
Dean Burrows
James Yates

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