Meet our new trustee...
19 October 2023
Dianne's friend Sarah shares why she wanted to get involved with our charity.
I’m Sarah Collins and at time of writing this I am 51 years old.
I don’t feel 51, and I don’t feel old! 51 isn’t old! I’m a 51 year old woman. The same age that Dianne was when she died, from ovarian cancer.
Dianne was someone I classed as one of my best mates. We worked together at BBC Manchester, she was a presenter, I was her producer for many years.
Dianne was who I turned to in times of crises, and in good times too.
She shared my happiness when I got engaged, and had the kindest words for me when my mum died. We chatted about everyone and everything, often in between her reading the weather out on the three local BBC radio stations in the North West. Who knew?!
I admired Dianne, her work ethic, her energy, her approach to life, her professionalism and especially when she became a hard working mum. I learnt so much from her over the many years that I knew her. In the last year that she was with us, she was my absolute rock, she supported me in such an amazing way and I will never be able to repay her.
I'm so privileged to be a trustee of the Dianne Oxberry Trust, and all I want to achieve in this role is to raise the awareness of this horrible and aggressive disease.
I want to help people to become aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
I want those people to share with even more people, what symptoms to look out for and empower them to go to their GPs if they're worried about anything too.
Most importantly, people need to be able to ensure they receive the right treatment or support if they show symptoms.
Dianne would always have time to help others and especially support women in the areas where help was needed. I am here at the Dianne Oxberry Trust to honour my very good friend Dianne who I miss too much.
Please take time to share the WORD and familiarise yourself with the symptoms to look out for...it could save your life or the life of someone you love, and takes less than three minutes.