Honiton charity founder recognised as inspirational woman

PUBLISHED: 12:52 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:31 19 September 2017

Leanne Greengrass, founder of See the future, at the fifth annual ball. Ref mhh see the future

Leanne Greengrass, founder of See the future, at the fifth annual ball. Ref mhh see the future

Archant

Leanne Greengrass, who created See the Future three years ago, was awarded a prestigious gong by the annual Inspiration Awards for Women.

A Honiton woman who founded a national sight loss charity has been recognised as an inspirational woman.

Leanne Greengrass, who formed See the Future in response to her mum’s cancer diagnosis, was awarded a prestigious gong by the annual Inspiration Awards for Women.

The awards recognise women who inspire those around them.

Leanne was invited to a glitzy ceremony at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London to receive her accolade, and said is still pinching herself.

She said: “I can’t believe I won an award for being inspirational.

“I love running See The Future as it keeps my mum’s memory alive. I’m more passionate about it now than ever after losing her.”

See The Future was set up by Leanne to raise money for non-government funded eye care units and awareness of sight loss conditions and the importance of going for regular eye tests, which can detect brain tumours, macular degeneration, diabetes, strokes, glaucoma and rare eye cancers.

Leanne’s mum, Jacqueline, who died in October 2014, was the inspiration for the charity after being diagnosed with a rare eye cancer.

Mum-of-two Leanne said: “This award has made me more determined to get the message out there to why it’s so important to go to the opticians, not just for vision purposes, but other ill health issues that can be detected.

“The awards night is a night I will never forget. It was amazing being in a room with so many inspirational women and hearing their stories.

“I want to thank all my family and friends and other supporters for believing in me.”

Leanne is now gearing up to host her biggest fundraiser of the charity’s year - a lavish ball at Woodbury Castle on September 22.

The event, which is in its sixth year, will host a champagne reception at 7pm and three-course dinner at 7.30pm.

The night will also feature a live acoustic singer and a charity auction.

Tickets are £45 and can be purchased on See the Future’s website. The dress code is black tie / posh frocks.

Visit www.seethefuture.co.uk for further information about the charity.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

15:01

Rebecca De Mendoca shows how to create rocks, water and trees

Read more

Honiton’s high street was lit up with the lights and sounds of the carnival as a bumper crowd enjoyed this year’s procession.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:23

Coastguard rescue helicopter airlifts 71-year-old to hospital

Read more
Yesterday, 15:01

The money is shared between two worthy causes

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A village school near Honiton has been presented with its own Cross of Nails.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:01

Team works for eight months to reproduce Thomas Whitty’s orginal design

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

More than 200,000 people lined the streets of Devon and an extra £4m of spending was generated when the Tour of Britain rolled through the county last month.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Results of Parish History Society’s reearch to go on show at the parish church

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of photos from our readers.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Midweek Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Show Job Lists


Find planning applications