Nursing associate Lisa Tomlinson-Cowie was visited by the Stockton mayor Jim Beall to present her with an award for her charity work.
Lisa was the winner of the health and wellbeing award at the Mayor’s Civic Awards in May – but was unable to attend.
Lisa Tomlinson-Cowie, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 31 and has got the all-clear and rebuilt her life, has raised more than £55,000 for Cancer Research UK, the Butterwick Hospice, and the James Cook Holistic Centre.
Jim told Lisa on a visit to main outpatients at the University Hospital of North Tees this week: “Lisa has battled her way through some very severe life-threatening health challenges, which have drastically impacted her ow health.
“This has led to a long period of treatment and recovery. I imagine that some people who have been through what she has would have focused on themselves.
“Instead, Lisa is full of gratitude to the many people and the organisations who have helped her and others like her.
“As a result she began fundraising and has managed to raise over £55,000 for several organisations.”