Today we learned the very sad news that Kelly Potter, who had become a huge advocate and supporter of the work of Dimbleby Cancer Care, has died a year after her stage 4 cancer diagnosis.

Kelly had undergone extensive treatment at Guy’s Hospital, becoming the first woman to take part in a ground breaking clinical trial earlier this year.

Throughout her treatment Kelly has shown tremendous courage and spirit in speaking publicly about her condition and the treatment she was undergoing, supported by her partner Roger Sanford who in May raised over £5,000 for us by walking 100km from London to Brighton with a team of colleagues from financial technology firm Syscap.

Speaking at the time about the clinical trial, Kelly said: “My hope for the future is to beat the cancer for as long as I can, and if I can’t, I have come to terms with that. I would like to go on and inspire others with cancer.”

Kelly was indeed an inspiration to many and will be remembered by all the team at Dimbleby Cancer Care who got to know her during the last year.

Our thoughts are with Roger and their families at this time.