Charity campaigner recognised for her work

Dawn Green with Cancer Research UK chairman Michael Pagnall
Dawn Green with Cancer Research UK chairman Michael Pagnall
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A inspirational mum with a very rare form of cancer who was given just three months to live four years ago has been given a prestigious award by the disease’s main charity.

Dawn Green, 34, of Broughton, was diagnosed with one person in a million cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei in 2008.

After battling with the disease, she set up an online support network for fellow sufferers which has proved popular across the globe.

Owing to the network’s success, as well as her campaininig for Cancer Research UK, she was awarded a special commendation in the charity’s annual Flame of Hope awards - one of three people in the country to be recognised.

She said: “It was overwhelming. It has been lovely to be recognised by the charity for all the hard work I’ve put in.

“It’s gone from a negative situation to a positive one as four years ago I was told I had three months to live.

“I’ve gone from strength to strength and its been fascinating to watch the website grow.”

After recovering from her third re-occurance of the disease earler this year, she was regiven the award at packed and emotional awards ceremony in the House of Commons.

She also met with local MP Philip Hollobone to discuss the future of the NHS.