#1Remembering Bill Turnbull: Daughter to Run London Marathon in Honor of Late BBC Co-Star

Bill Turnbull’s Passing and Legacy

Flora Turnbull, the daughter of former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull, announced on Wednesday that she will be running the London Marathon in April in memory of her father. Bill Turnbull passed away on August 31st, 2020 from prostate cancer.

Flora Turnbull’s London Marathon in Memory of Bill Turnbull

In honor of her father, Flora Turnbull is taking on the challenge of running the marathon (Image: BBC)

Flora said she wanted to raise awareness of prostate cancer and honor her father’s legacy by participating in the marathon. Bill was an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, and Flora hopes to continue his mission by raising money for the charity through her marathon run. She has set up an online page to raise money for the charity, which funds research, awareness and support.

“I wanted to have a purpose this year and to remember dad in the most purposeful way possible,” Flora said in an interview with BBC Breakfast. “This felt like I could pay tribute to him in a way that was personal for him, because he ran the marathon a few times, and also in a way to highlight this cause for Prostate Cancer UK.”

Bill Turnbull’s Career in the UK Media

Bill was a beloved figure in the UK media, known for his charming personality and sense of humor. He appeared on BBC Breakfast from 2001 until 2016, and later joined Classic FM where he hosted Saturday and Sunday programs. He also launched and presented Classic FM’s Pet Sounds, a program that helped keep pets and their owners relaxed during fireworks season.

Bill Turnbull’s Prostate Cancer Diagn and Treatment

Bill passed away last year after a courageous fight against cancer (Image: BBC)

In March 2018, Turnbull announced that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and a year later, he detailed his treatment in the Channel 4 documentary Staying Alive. Despite his diagnosis, Turnbull continued to work and remained positive, but in October 2021, he took a leave of absence from the radio station for health reasons. He passed away a few months later at his home in Suffolk.

Support for Flora Turnbull’s Marathon Run from Wycombe Wanderers and Charlotte Hawkins

His daughter Flora remembers him fondly, “He was the most wonderful dad, he was everything you would want a father to be. He was fun, he was gregarious, he was like he was on television, he was great to be around. He could also be grumpy in the best way possible, where we would all tease him and he would tease us. He was the real light of our lives really, and he was the center of our family so losing him has been a huge, huge loss for us, but equally I feel so incredibly lucky to have him as a father.”

Flora Turnbull’s JustGiving Page and Fundraising Efforts

Flora’s marathon run has also received support from Bill Turnbull’s beloved football club, Wycombe Wanderers. The club took to Twitter to call on people to support the cause, “Please donate what you can, and raise a glass to a Chairboys legend. We miss you, Bill.” TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins will also be participating in “Run The Month: Marathon Edition” for Prostate Cancer UK in honor of Bill .

Continuing Bill Turnbull’s Mission to Raise Awareness and Support for Prostate Cancer through Flora Turnbull’s Marathon Run.

Flora’s JustGiving page has raised more than £4,500 so far, and she hopes to raise even more by the time of the marathon in April. Her run is not just a tribute to her father but also a way to raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause. Bill Turnbull’s legacy will live on through his daughter’s efforts to fight prostate cancer and support those who are affected by it.

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