Volunteer, Chris Knighton, receives award in Queen's Birthday Honours

Volunteer, Chris Knighton, receives award in Queen's Birthday Honours

I wanted to share the BLF's excitement at the news this weekend that volunteer Mrs Chris Knighton has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2012. Chris's husband, Mick, died from the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma in 2001 which prompted Chris to start fundraising under the British Lung Foundation to fund a meothelioma research project. She established the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund in 2002 initially to raised £100,000. Last year the total raised passed the £1 million mark. Not only have several research projects received funding through the BLF's Research Programme but sufficient money has been raised to fund a Mesothelioma Biobank (tissue bank) to provide samples for research in the future. Chris and her family are thrilled and everyone at the BLF are very proud of her achievements and this honour. [photo: R to L - Mrs Chris Knighton, Mrs Bev Wears (BLF)]

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  • Heart congratulations to Chris :)

    A job well done !

  • Congratulations to Chris Knighton not only on your MBE but for your incredible fund raising achievement :) (my late husband had mesothelioma ). Parvati.

  • Congratulations Chris on all your achievements, be proud and well done.

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