Cancer takes life of writer and campaigner

ACTIVIST: Candida Lycett Green

ACTIVIST: Candida Lycett Green

First published in News

A local author and journalist who raised money for an Oxford hospital has died aged 71.

Candida Lycett Green, who was the daughter of poet Sir John Betjeman, died of cancer last Tuesday.

She was a campaigner for conservation and had been a commissioner for English Heritage. In 2000 she rode 170 miles from Yorkshire to north Northumberland on horseback, raising £125,000 for Churchill Hospital’s Abernethy Cancer Centre.

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