Adrienne Seed, Annie Lennox & Kenneth Kaunda, World Aids Day – This Morning – Dr Chris, The Spider & The Fly


Hello, just a quick note to tell you that my friend Adrienne (see my time on the 4th Plinth) is at the houses of Parliament today, at a Stigma Index ‘do’ where the speakers include KK and Annie Lennox.

Then tomorrow Adrienne is to appear on This Morning with Dr Chris, so tune in if you can, where you’ll be able to watch/listen to the person I was celebrating on the plinth.

Yesterday we were at a fund-raising event for Thrivine, our HIV/Aids support group and I would like to thank all the people and locals of the Swan in Accrington, who pitched up to the event and supported us so generously; also a big thank-you to all those who donated prizes for the raffle.

Now is a good time to let you know that Adrienne’s autobiography, The Spider & The Fly is now available on Lulu.com

On a more somber note, it’s a sad day for me – it would have been Paul’s birthday today.

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Born in Liverpool at the end of WW2, but raised in Skelmersdale. I first studied art in Southport from 1960-63 and worked in graphic design till I married. In December 1969 I moved to Zambia with my husband and two young children. There I taught art in the local girls school, illustrated for the National Correspondence College and did all sorts of other artwork, paid and unpaid. In 1978 I divorced and remarried in the summer of 1980. In 1985 I became ill and the following year cancer was diagnosed. There was no treatment available in Zambia and so I had to go to the UK. After recovering from a radium needle implant I went back to Zambia, but 18 months later the cancer recurred and it was off to the UK again for radical surgery. This time I realised I must stay in the UK where treatment was available, so I never returned to Zambia nor my husband. A few months later I applied for a degree course, but two years later the disease metastasised and I spent most of my final year in and out of hospital. It’s been a long hard road, but I’m still plodding on and it is now 24 years since my last cancer treatment. Because of my experience of cancer and surviving against the odds, I try and help others cope with their devastating diagnosis and prognosis.

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