Memorial fund set up in memory of broadcaster Emily Bull

Emily Bull of KL.FM. ANL-150129-133353001

Emily Bull of KL.FM. ANL-150129-133353001

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A fundraising campaign has been launched in memory of former KL.FM newsreader Emily Bull, who died last week, aged 32.

The memorial fund has been set up by her husband, Stuart Henderson, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, who supported the couple following her diagnosis with terminal cancer just a few weeks ago.

The appeal has been launched via the Just Giving charity website and has already raised hundreds of pounds since Emily’s death last Tuesday.

On the campaign page, Stuart said Emily had been diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of lung cancer last month.

He said: “Emily was 32 and never smoked, so the thought of terminal cancer was a huge shock to us.

“At that point Macmillan came to see us. They helped us sort our finances, make plans for the days and weeks to come, encouraged and supported us through talking about death.

“They also ensured that she was treated with dignity. Even at the end stage they washed her hair and put make up on her so she would feel pretty right up until the end.

“I can’t thank Macmillan enough for their support and the fact they are still helping me now.

“As a paramedic I work with lots of health care professionals, but the Macmillan Nurses are right up there at the top of the game, with such a personal touch all the way through our ordeal.”

Meanwhile, tributes have continued to pour in from colleagues, broadcasters, public bodies and charity officials.

Former KL.FM programme director and breakfast show host Adam Newstead said on Twitter: “Shocked & deeply saddened.

“Emily, you were an amazing co-host. I’ll never forget the laughter. Thanks for the fashion advice in the weather.”

The station’s current afternoon presenter, Charles Dennett, said: “Many great things about Em but for me the best was that she was always unapologetically herself.”

And Sky News presenter Kay Burley said she had been “absolutely stunned” to hear of Emily’s death.

She added: “I was very impressed by her work. Thoughts with her family and friends.”

Community campaigner Marie Connell said Emily’s support for the charity and voluntary sectors in West Norfolk had been “priceless.”

The office of Norfolk police and crime commissioner, Stephen Bett, described her as “a ray of sunshine and a true professional.”

A Norfolk County Council spokesman added: “She was always lovely to deal with and very fair. We’ll miss her.”

Emily’s funeral will take place at the Peterborough Crematorium next Wednesday, August 5, at 11am.

Donations can be made to the fund at www.justgiving.com/Stuart-Henderson9.