Wogan’s praise for Ann-Marie

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A TERMINALLY-ILL cancer patient was given a name-check in front of millions of TV viewers by legendary TV and radio host Terry Wogan.

Wogan highlighted the plight of Hartlepool terminal cervical cancer sufferer Ann-Marie Noble when he appeared on BBC1’s The One Show on Thursday night.

RAF flight lieutenant Ann-Marie got to meet Wogan and be a guest on his radio show as part of her bucket list, which consists of around 30 wishes she wants to achieve in what little she time has left.

Wogan mentioned her to One Show presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker when he told how he is backing Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, on September 27.

He described Ann-Marie as a “smashing girl” who is “Noble by name, Noble by nature” and “pretty and wonderful”.

Wogan told of how her message is: “Go and have a check-up and maybe something can be done.”

He told Alex and Matt that Ann-Marie has her sights on riding across America’s Route 66 on the back of a Harley Davidson motorbike and that she has also attended Last Night of the Proms, which was on her list.

The Mail reported yesterday that kind-hearted staff at Hartlepool-based Seymour Civil Engineering raised almost £2,500 to help make it possible for Ann-Marie’s dad, Mick Walsh, 53, of West View Road, to accompany her on the Route 66 journey-of-a-lifetime.

Ex-Hartlepool Sixth Form College student Ann-Marie, based at RAF Marham, in Norfolk, was diagnosed in April.