Hannah is heading for ‘Freewoman’ status

Double gold medal winning paralympian Hannah Cockroft at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, with the Howson family (from the left) Seth, five, Rob, Janine and Ava, seven.
Double gold medal winning paralympian Hannah Cockroft at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, with the Howson family (from the left) Seth, five, Rob, Janine and Ava, seven.
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ARRANGEMENTS are underway to mark the appointment of Calderdale’s newest ‘Freewoman of the Borough.’

Councillors have unanimously agreed to confer the status on paralympian Hannah Cockroft, who lives at Mount Tabor, Halifax.

The Halifax wheelchair athlete won the 100 metre and 200 metre T34 gold medals as well as breaking paralympic records at the London Games.

In May 2012, she became the first person to set a world record in the Olympic Stadium in the 100 metres and broke it again later that month.

She also holds the the 200 metre record and carried the Olympic torch as part of the relay through Brighouse.

“Hannah also gives back to the community mnaking appearances at various clubs and schools and is also0 involved in different charities, including being and ambassado of the Forget me Not Trust,” Calderale Council’s monthly meeting was told.