South Wootton’s Jordan up for Cosmopolitan award

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A South Wootton woman has been nominated for the Woman of Courage award at this year’s Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards.

Jordan Bone, 24, was left paralysed from the chest down following a car accident when she was 15-years-old, but has since dedicated her time to raising awareness of road safety.

Taking place on December 3 in London, the awards from the magazine celebrate both famous and unsung women for their achievements.

Miss Bone said: “I realised I could talk about my accident to make people realise the consequences of dangerous driving.

“I think everyone is amazing – being here is amazing – yet we’re not invincible, especially on the roads.”

With the help of Fixers, a charity which helps young people ‘fix’ the future by using their past experiences to help other people, she created a video about her experiences.

Following the video’s success, she began speaking to young people in schools and adults in driving classes about road safety.

She said: “Some people cry when they hear my story, but that’s a good thing. I don’t want to scare people.

“I want them to know they’ve got their whole life ahead of them, and that they deserve to live it.”