A Doncaster born nurse who worked with athletes at last year’s London Olympics has been honoured with the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Former Adwick School pupil Joanne Bosanquet, who now works in the City of London as a nurse consultant, received her gong for services to healthcare.
Her proud mum Eileen Ashmore said her daughter had been ‘humbled’ by the award.
She said: “She told me, ‘There are millions of nurses out there, so why me?’. She had no idea why she was chosen, but we are immensely proud of her.”
Bentley-born Joanne, aged 43, who works for Public Health England, was told during her school days that she would never amount to much.
But after leaving school she began a career in nursing and has never looked back, working across the country in a variety of roles and culminating in working with a string of star athletes during last summer’s 2012 Olympics. She was also instrumental in helping to set up Doncaster’s Dove Practice and worked closely in providing healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers while based in the town during the late 1990s.
Eileen added: “She has championed and helped so many other people. She has done amazingly well.”