The daughter of late broadcaster Bill Turnbull said she will run the London Marathon in his memory.
lora Turnbull wanted to raise awareness about prostate cancer after the former BBC Breakfast presenter passed away last year aged 66.
She announced the news on Wednesday – it will be the Classic FM presenter’s 67th birthday.
His family said in September his family said her father, who was an ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Society UK, had died at his home in Suffolk after a “challenging battle”. and committed to fighting prostate cancer.”
His daughter told BBC Breakfast on Wednesday: “Losing her father was a huge thing for us and obviously our family.
“I think first of all, I want to have a purpose this year and remember my dad in the most purposeful way possible, and this is like I can pay tribute to him in his own way. because he ran a marathon for a year. several times and also as a way to highlight this cause for Prostate Cancer UK.”
She established a JustGiving Page to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, which funds research, awareness and support.
She has raised more than £4,500 to date and Turnbull’s favorite football club Wycombe Wanderers has appealed to the public to support the cause.
The club wrote on Twitter: “Donate what you can and toast to the legendary #Chairboys. We miss you, Bill.”
Turnbull appeared on BBC Breakfast from 2001 to 2016, then joined Classic FM and hosted Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm.
He also launched and introduced Classic FM Pet Sounds, to help pets and their owners relax during fireworks season.
Turnbull revealed his prostate cancer diagnosis in March 2018 and a year later detailed his treatment in the Channel 4 documentary Staying Alive.
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In October 2021, he took a leave of absence from the station due to health reasons.
Good Morning Britain, Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins has since taken over the annual light music show, now known as Pet Classics, on Classic FM.
Hawkins announced in December that she would be participating in the Run of the Month: Prostate Cancer UK Edition, running 26.2 miles throughout January in tribute to Turnbull.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/bill-turnbulls-daughter-to-run-london-marathon-in-his-memory-42312365.html Bill Turnbull’s daughter runs London Marathon in memory of him