SUDDERS has been nominated for another top award.
Examiner journalist Adrian Sudbury is among the nominees of the unsung heroes at the Yorkshire Young Achievers’ Awards.
The awards celebrate the achievements of people aged up to 35 who live, work or were born in Yorkshire and have made a difference to others.
Adrian, 27, is dying from leukaemia and has been told he has just weeks to live after battling the cancer for the last 18 months.
He was nominated by someone who said they were “inspired by all he had achieved”.
Zoe Ward, a member on the organising committee, said: “Adrian was nominated because of the work he had done to raise awareness of bone marrow transplants and his nomination is a recognition of that hard work.
“Adrian, like so many others we want to recognise, has gone through so much but he has set aside his own adversity and got on with doing something to help others.
“It really is commendable.”
The person who nominated Adrian said they were “inspired” by his achievements since his diagnosis of leukaemia in 2006.
They said: “Through his blog he has given hope and inspiration to so many people ... through his sense of humour at such a difficult time.”
Adrian is unlikely to still be around to collect his award by November, when the ceremony takes place.
But his nominee said they hoped it would give Adrian and his family a boost in his final days.
Adrian made it is dying wish to campaign for better education about the importance of bone marrow donation among sixth form students.
A campaign was launched with 11,301 people signing the petition calling on the Government to make improvements in education.
During the campaign Adrian met the Prime Minister Gordon Brown as well as Ed Balls, minister for education and Alan Johnson, minister for health.
He has also been overwhelmed by the support he has received from the bloggers to Prince Charles, who wrote to him last month.