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Raising awareness of ovarian cancer

We're supporting the Dianne Oxberry Trust

Spreading the word on ovarian cancer in the north west

Dianne Oxberry was one of the BBC’s longest-serving presenters, much loved by viewers who welcomed her into their homes every day.

When Dianne suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in January 2019 after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, there was an incredible outpouring of love and grief from people across the North West.

Initially overwhelmed by the public response, Dianne’s husband quickly decided to harness all that amazing positive energy.

In the days immediately following her memorial at Manchester Cathedral, he founded the Dianne Oxberry Trust.

The Charity has now focused its efforts on raising awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer to secure faster diagnosis and better outcomes so that other families have more time together than Dianne had with hers.

The mission

Is to educate and inform women in the highest risk groups across the North West about the combination of symptoms of ovarian cancer so they are able to present earlier to their GPs and secure a speedier diagnosis.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Illustration showing a woman feeling bloated


If you feel persistently bloated and the feeling doesn’t go away.

Illustration showing a woman experiencing tummy pain


If you start experiencing pain in your pelvis or your tummy.

Illustration showing a woman feeling more full than usual


If you feel full more quickly than usual or lose your appetite.

Illustration showing a woman needing to wee more often than usual


If you start needing to wee more often or more urgently than usual.

Useful links

The Dianne Oxberry Trust

We exist to raise awareness, funds, and hope to women across the North West of England

Target Ovarian Cancer

We work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to everyone affected by ovarian cancer.


We work with leading experts to provide the latest, most relevant and personalised information to those affected.

Maggies Manchester

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Maggie's Manchester can help with free one-to-one support, a calming space to have a cuppa and meet people who understand what you're going through.

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