Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Benchmark of Life

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Benchmark of Life

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Byline: By Louise Redvers

Cancer Research funds bid

These two woman are living proof cancer isn't a death sentence.

Work pals Marian Gibson and Rose Lockey have both beaten breast cancer.

And, to remind others of their achievement, Cancer Research UK has dedicated a bench to them in Chester-le-Street's Riverside Park. The bench plaque reads: "Rose and Marian loved sitting here and still do, thanks to Cancer Research".

Mum-of-two Marian, 42, was 38 when she was diagnosed with cancer and needed a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Rose, 48, was 40 when she was hit. The mum-of-three, who works with Marian for Durham County Council's social care and health department, had a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Rose and Marian's bench is one of a number being dedicated by Cancer Research UK to survivors for the charity's Being Here Campaign.

Marian said: "Dedicating benches to cancer survivors is a lovely idea. …

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