A permanent tribute to a popular woman whose life was claimed by cervical cancer has been laid in Sunderland
Amber Rose Cliff, 25, died from cervical cancer in January after a brave battle with the disease.
Her passing sparked Amber's Law , the family’s national campaign which calls for a change in the smear test law to allow women under 25 to have the right to choose to have a smear test,
Amber worked as a neighbourhood coordinator for Gentoo. Her colleagues and residents joined her family at the laying of a memorial in Rocket Park, Azalea Terrace in Ashbrooke in remembrance of the young woman.
The plaque, which also supports ‘Amber’s Law’, is laid in the area Amber managed whilst working at Gentoo. It was funded by the housing company with from Ashbrooke Residents, who sourced and planted three ‘Amber’ rose trees surrounding it.
The rose trees will flower deep orange and apricot roses when in bloom. Rigby Taylor, a landscaping company, donated wild flower seeds for the park and Berghaus cleared the land prior to the installation.
John Craggs, chief Executive Officer at Gentoo said: “Amber was an incredibly talented and bright young lady who is missed by everyone at Gentoo.
“Her passing at such a young age is tragic, but we hope the plaque will be a fitting way to remember Amber and celebrate the positive impact she had on so many people in this community.”
To support Amber’s Law, the family are encouraging people to sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/the-government-lower-the-age-of-cervical-cancer-screening-to-18?source_location=petition_nav