Wife of MP James Brokenshire says she is overwhelmed by tributes as £45k donated in his memory – Daily Mail

Spouse of ex-housing secretary James Brokenshire says she is ‘nonetheless so uncooked’ one week after his loss of life aged 53 and ‘overwhelmed’ by tributes as £45,000 is given to charity in his reminiscence

  • Ex-housing secretary James Brokenshire, 53, died from lung most cancers in October
  • His spouse stated she was ‘overwhelmed’ by tributes and donations after his loss of life
  • Donations for the Roy Fort Lung Most cancers Basis have topped £45,000










The household of the previous Authorities minister James Brokenshire stated they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the tributes and donations which have been made in his reminiscence.

Mr Brokenshire, 53, died on October 7 from lung most cancers.

His household arrange a fundraising web page to encourage folks to share recollections, pictures and donate in his reminiscence.

His widow Cathy stated that emotions over his loss of life are ‘nonetheless so uncooked’ however she is immensely happy with the affect he continues to have as donations for the Roy Fort Lung Most cancers Basis (RCLCF), certainly one of his favoured charities, have topped £45,000.

In his last tweet on August 31, Mr Brokenshire shared a picture of himself on a walk with his 'amazing' wife Cathy, and said that his lung cancer had 'progressed'. He died yesterday

In his final tweet on August 31, Mr Brokenshire shared an image of himself on a stroll along with his ‘superb’ spouse Cathy, and stated that his lung most cancers had ‘progressed’. He died yesterday

She stated: ‘We’re overwhelmed with the sort phrases, lovely recollections and beneficiant donations folks have made in reminiscence of James, notably from individuals who had by no means even met him however recognised what sort of man he was and what he tried to attain all through his life.

‘Whereas it’s nonetheless so uncooked in the meanwhile, I do know in time that is one thing we can cherish.

‘We’re so appreciative of the help Roy Fort Lung Most cancers Basis has given, each to James after his analysis, and to us after his loss of life, by organising this tribute web page. So, to have the ability to increase such an unbelievable quantity to assist the charity proceed its wonderful work supplies a substantial amount of consolation and satisfaction.’

Mr Brokenshire, the Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, previously served as Northern Ireland secretary and security minister

Mr Brokenshire, the Conservative MP for Outdated Bexley and Sidcup, beforehand served as Northern Eire secretary and safety minister

Mr Brokenshire, the Conservative MP for Outdated Bexley and Sidcup, who beforehand served as Northern Eire secretary and safety minister, introduced he had been identified with lung most cancers in 2018 and had surgical procedure to take away the higher lobe of his proper lung.

On the time, non-smoker Mr Brokenshire stated he had been prompted to see his GP after coughing up a small quantity of blood.

He turned vocal in calling for nationwide screening for lung most cancers, and in April 2018 used a debate in Parliament to name for a nationwide programme to enhance poor survival charges.

Mr Brokenshire stated a lot stigma surrounds lung most cancers, with many individuals incorrectly believing it is just attributable to smoking.

Practically 700 particular person donations have now been made to the tribute web page, together with many from folks inside his constituency of Outdated Bexley and Sidcup.

A spokesman for W. Uden & Sons Household Funeral Administrators stated its donation had been made ‘in reminiscence of an distinctive man – James has been an utter credit score to his career and has served our area people like no different’.

Mr Brokenshire, pictured with wife Cathy, stepped down as Northern Ireland secretary in January 2018 on his 50th birthday, after his cancer diagnosis

Mr Brokenshire, pictured with spouse Cathy, stepped down as Northern Eire secretary in January 2018 on his fiftieth birthday, after his most cancers analysis

Two thirds of individuals with lung most cancers are identified at late stage and it is liable for over a fifth of all most cancers deaths within the UK, in line with the RCLCF, which believes there needs to be a nationwide lung most cancers screening programme.

RCLCF chief government Paula Chadwick stated: ‘We are going to proceed to marketing campaign for a nationwide screening programme in reminiscence of James and the 35,000 others who lose their life to lung most cancers yearly.’

Mr Brokenshire had additionally backed efforts by Baroness Jowell, who died in Could 2018 after struggling a glioblastoma multiforme mind tumour, for extra experimental therapies to be accessible on the NHS.

In January, he suffered a recurrence of a tumour and later stated the ‘considerably troublesome’ lung had been eliminated by surgeons at Man’s Hospital in south London.

However in August, he confirmed his lung most cancers had ‘progressed’ and he was beginning a brand new line of therapy.

Mr Brokenshire’s household stated he had been in hospital within the days earlier than his loss of life however his situation had quickly deteriorated.

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