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Sunday 20 August 2017

Let's keep Jade's good work going

Jade Goody
Jade Goody

It's hard to believe that it's six years since Jade Goody (inset and left) died.

The Big Brother star was a larger than life girl. I met her a couple of times over the years and she was exactly what you would expect: loud, brash, in your face and, more than anything, honest.

She also brought a lot of attention to the issue of cervical cancer. After she was diagnosed she encouraged women to go and get checked. Many, many did. And many are alive today who would not be were it not for Jade's advice.

The message is still an important one, of course. So all you ladies out there, keep getting the smear tests. What better way to keep Jade Goody's memory alive?

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