Clare Dimmer obituary

clare dimmer

Clare Dimmer founded the charity Breast Cancer United kingdom and grew to become its chair

My colleague Clare Dimmer has died aged 58. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, twenty many years in the past, she made the decision not only to fight the disease but also to tackle its leads to. Her conviction that fewer of us would need to endure this horrible illness if our daily merchandise and setting were totally free from hazardous chemical compounds drove her passion to make the world a safer, more healthy location.

Even though undergoing gruelling medical therapies, with a stoicism that unfailingly drew admiration, she grew to become a established campaigner for breast cancer prevention. In 1995, with a group of close friends, she set up the charity Breast Cancer Uk and in 2007 she grew to become its chair. In 2011, the charity successfully worked to create an EU ban on the use of the chemical bisphenol-A in making babies’ bottles, and it continues to campaign for the substance to be eliminated from all meals and drinks packaging.

She was born Clare Cole in Southampton and was brought up in the small Hampshire village of Otterbourne. She went to Otterbourne major college, Toynbee college, Eastleigh, and Eastleigh technical college. At 19, she met Kevin Dimmer and, a tiny above a yr later on, they have been married. They purchased their initial household home collectively in the village of Denmead and continued to reside in the location. Until finally the birth of their two daughters, Alannah and Zöe, Clare worked as a secretary/PA, latterly at Plessey electronics in Havant.

Clare brought generosity of spirit, persistence, humour and determination not only to her campaign work, but also to her hobbies of cycling, walking, badminton and singing. She would uncover any excuse to have a get together and celebrate daily life.

Clare is survived by Kevin, Alannah and Zöe, her mom, Pam, her sisters, Jane and Pippa, and her brother, Jonathan.

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