AN EIGHT-year-old girl who astonished doctors with her recovery from a stroke has received an award.

Charlotte Neve suffered a series of strokes while in hospital in Leeds in April last year, a few days after she had suffered a rare brain haemorrhage as a result of her first stroke.

The youngster, from Trawden, received a Life After Stroke award at a celebration for World Stroke Day at the Yang Sing restaurant in Manchester.

The awards recognised and celebrate the journeys of courage and determination by stroke survivors and their families and carers.

Charlotte’s mum Leila said she was ‘so proud’ of Charlotte’s recovery.

She said: “Charlotte got tonsillitis recently which has really knocked her for six, but she was determined to make the evening at Yang Sing.

“I am so proud of Charlotte’s recovery and proud of Charlotte’s sister Megan who has been an amazing big sister over the last 18 months.”

Charlotte, a pupil at West Street Community Primary School, suffered ‘substantial brain damage’ after the haemorrhage and stroke, but she amazed doctors by learning to walk and talk again while being cared for at Leeds General Infirmary.

Recently, Leila and her fundraising group, Lottie’s Army, launched the Lottie Box appeal, which is aimed at helping families of other children who are in hospital over Christmas.

Donations of boxes with various goodies in them will be sent to children and their families over the festive period.