We are very sorry to tell members that our friend and colleague Tricia Gardom died on Wednesday 8th June.
Tricia was a CLLSA member from 2006 and absolutely dedicated to fighting for people affected CLL and raising awareness of our plight. Even when so unwell over her last several months Tricia was there to help others in our on-line community
Tricia acted as patient advocate for so many unable to speak for themselves at a personal and individual level. She also contributed enormously at a much broader level with her work providing her knowledge, voice and wisdom during CLLSA HTA work, participation in NHS policy consultations and helping members lobby their MPs for access to better treatments.,
Tricia was an inspiration and became a mentor to many, always available to discuss and work on difficult issues . Tricia also supported a local CLL community in the Midlands and many will remember Tricia for how well she organised the annual CLLSA Midlands meetings, especially the Midlands Fifth Anniversary Conference May 30th & 31st 2012 . Tricia also represented CLLSA as a patient member of the UK CLL biobank and was an active member and influence on the UK CLL Forum, clinical community & research community.
She will be very sadly missed by us all at CLLSA