It was with great sadness that we learnt recently of the sudden death of Carole Ingham, BTF Trustee, just a few days after she attended the Trustee Away Day meeting in York on 30 January 2016.
Carole became involved with the BTF in 1999, as local coordinator - the first meeting of the Bolton group she established was in November 1999 - and she ran the group until 2013, after which she became a telephone support contact. Carole was trustee on two occasions and Chair between 2009 and 2012. She was the BTF thyroid cancer group lead for several years, playing an instrumental part in the preparation of the first edition of the BTF booklet 'Thyroid Cancer: For Patients, By Patients', which brought together patients who wished to share their experiences of thyroid cancer, and was involved in the second and third editions. Carole represented the BTF at numerous conferences and meetings, including both the Yorkshire, and the Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Networks, Cancer52, and helped to organise many BTF information events. Sadly Carole lost her husband, Ian, in 2014, but she remained actively involved in the BTF. We will remember her as a person committed to supporting people with thyroid disorders, in particular thyroid cancer.