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UPDATE: An online memorial event to celebrate Sarah will take place on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 7.30 pm, to which you are all invited. There will be readings from some of Sarah's favourite authors and actors. Register here to watch: Memorial Registration

The journalist Sarah Hughes died from cancer on Monday 5 April at the age of 48. She was deeply loved by her husband Kris, children Ruby and Oisín, parents Sean and Felicity, siblings Emily and John, and by her wider family and friends.

Following the announcement of her death (as reported in the Guardian) , there was a huge outpouring of tributes online to Sarah, which made it clear how greatly respected and loved she was for her writing, with her work ranging from hard hitting and acclaimed overseas reportage, to the television and entertainment journalism that was her later specialisation. She worked throughout her illness, with her final Line of Duty recap published the day before she died (Sarah's final recap for Line of Duty series 6, episode 3). Some of her most moving and powerful recent pieces were those published in The Observer about her life, about living with cancer during the pandemic, and of how much her family meant to her ('Finding a part of each day to relish': coping with cancer and Covid).

We her family and friends wish to raise funds to set up a Trust in Sarah's memory, the Sarah Hughes Trust. Its aims will be to establish an Annual Lecture in Sarah's name to be given at the History of Medicine Society at the Royal Society of Medicine, to raise funds for the furtherance of education and research in the humanities and the history of medicine, and to provide support for aspiring journalists from less privileged backgrounds.

We would be very grateful for any donation that you might be able to give. It's so cruel that Sarah has been taken from us all at such a young age; aside from the loss to her family and friends, she had so much more work still to write, so many more words left unspoken. We want to keep her name alive, and we need your help. Thank you.

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  • Family and friends of Sarah Hughes1 month ago
    Family and friends of Sarah Hughes

    Family and friends of Sarah Hughes

    1 month ago

    An online memorial event to celebrate Sarah's life and writings will take place on Thursday 8 July at 7.30pm. It will feature a series of readings by some of Sarah's favourite authors and actors.You are all most welcome, and the registration link is in the story below, or else copy this link into your browser. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rlWPnHAJT5S1YZakzHzNCw

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  • Family and friends of Sarah Hughes3 months ago
    Family and friends of Sarah Hughes

    Family and friends of Sarah Hughes

    3 months ago

    Just to say thank you again to you all for your generosity and kindness. It means so much to us all. Harriet x

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  • Family and friends of Sarah Hughes3 months ago
    Family and friends of Sarah Hughes

    Family and friends of Sarah Hughes

    3 months ago

    We are all so grateful for the support and love that’s been shown to Sarah over the last two weeks. Thank you to every one of you who has been kind and generous enough to donate in Sarah’s memory.

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Page last updated on: 7/11/2021 16.57

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  • T. Biggerstaff

    T. Biggerstaff

    Jul 11, 2021

    Sorry for your loss, you’ve been a good friend on Twitter. Hope to meet you for a pint soon and hope the charity is a success x

    £180.00

  • Kathryn Eglinton

    Kathryn Eglinton

    Jul 10, 2021

    £40.00

  • Shelley

    Shelley

    Jul 9, 2021

    I miss you Sarah. Thank you so much Harriet and everyone who contributed towards yesterday's memorial Zoom. Wonderful xx

    £100.00

  • Gillem Tulloch

    Gillem Tulloch

    Jul 9, 2021

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 8, 2021

  • LV

    LV

    Jul 4, 2021

    I just caught up with Line of Duty and was horribly sad to read the update. Such awful news.

    £5.00

  • Rob Haley

    Rob Haley

    Jun 24, 2021

    £20.00

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This page has been set up by Harriet Tyce, a close friend of Sarah's, acting on behalf of Sarah's family and friends.

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