Jesme October 10th, 2021

Over the years, I had met James and Cathy at many Receptions and Party functions. But, it was after James's diagnosis of lung cancer, that I came to actually know him. He reached out to the lung cancer community, offering his help. He spent many hours with me and colleagues, giving valuable advice, guidance and support -for which we are truly grateful. He wanted to ensure the future was better, for those diagnosed with this devastating disease. This Tribute and the awareness it is raising, is ensuring that continues. He was passionate, in particular, about earlier diagnosis. The campaign continues. And, when a Lung Cancer Screening Program is eventually approved here, in the UK, I will certainly raise a glass to you, James! Reading the Tributes left in these Pages, he has touched so many lives, across so many communities. He faced this illness with such courage. His love of family, kindness and compassion for others was always evident. His passing is so horribly unfair. I send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Cathy and the family. Jesme.