Dianne Oxberry’s widower, Ian Hindle, has paid tribute to everyone who’s donated to her charity and helped him through “very dark times.”
He gave his first interview to BBC Radio Manchester and it will be broadcaster later this evening, on the day of her memorial at Manchester Cathedral.
Speaking to former colleague and family friend, Eammon O’Neal, he thanked her many fans, who donated to the charity set up in her name.
“Dianne was an absolutely amazing wife and an amazing mother and this is a tribute to Dianne,” he said.
“I can’t thank [people] enough for what they’ve done. Your generosity and love for Dianne has meant we now have money for the future for people who are suffering or will suffer from ovarian cancer. People have been so fantastic in giving and it really has helped me in these really dark times.”
He told O’Neal that a friend suggested setting up a crowdfunding page for £5,000, but he thought £1,000 would be a more reasonable. So far, the page has raised £44,000.
The money will be used to help families and individuals who have, or are suffering from, ovarian cancer.
“It is hard for me to put into words how amazing and extraordinary she was. She had a massive effect on people’s lives and I can’t thank people enough for what they’ve done,” he added.
The interview will be broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester at 5pm. The station will also air the memorial service to remember Dianne Oxberry from 1pm today.