EMMERDALE star Fiona Wade opened up about a cause close to her heart after she sadly lost her dad to oesophageal cancer. The actress, 43, who plays Priya Sharma on the ITV soap, reached out to a fan on social media about the Oesophageal Patients Association.
On Tuesday, Fiona posted a video on social media talking about a charity that raises awareness for oesophageal cancer. She said: "I am patron of the [Oesophageal Patients Association] charity, this is a charity that is very close to my heart so I am very pleased to be supporting this year's Reflux Awareness week on behalf of OPA. "Please follow @opacancercharity for more information and please help spread the word so we can keep raising awareness for this very complex disease." The comments section was filled with people sharing their own stories.
Read More on The SunLONG ROAD AHEAD We quit our jobs to live in a van - we save thousands on rent and billsUgg-erly amazing Fashion fans run to TK Maxx for UGG slipper dupes which are £70 cheaper One fan penned: "Thank you Fiona, had a big operation for Oesophageal Cancer last year due to reflux and heartburn last year, I was one of the lucky ones. "Thank you so much for putting your name and hard work for this.
I will be forever grateful for the NHS". Fiona reached out and replied: "I’m so sorry you’ve had to go through so much, I wish you well and so happy that you’re better now.Read more on thesun.co.uk