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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Tributes pour in for west Cumbrian solicitor Tim Frost

Tributes continue to be paid to a well-known solicitor who lost his fight against cancer.

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Tim Frost

Tim Frost died on Thursday after a two-year battle with an extremely rare brain tumour.

The 52-year-old, who lived in Wigton with his civil partner John, had even taken the brave step to speak out about his cancer in February last year.

At the time he told the News & Star he wanted to use his story to help raise awareness of the Brain Tumour Charity, which he had just become an ambassador of.

The national charity has given its own tribute to the man it said it was “honoured” to have worked with.

Chief executive Sarah Lindsell said: “We were extremely saddened by the news of Tim Frost’s death, who bravely fought his brain tumour for over two years after his diagnosis.

“He was a tireless volunteer ambassador for The Brain Tumour Charity since 2013, determined that people knew the devastating effects that brain tumours have on patients and those closest to them, while remaining confident that research will eventually beat this disease.”

She continued: “He raised awareness of the services we offer, to ensure other people with a brain tumour would be well supported and have access to help and information.

“We are extremely honoured to have had his support. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his partner and family at this sad time.”

Mr Frost, formerly of St Bees, was diagnosed with a granular cell astrocytoma brain tumour, which was on his right frontal lobe, in September 2011.

It is a tumour so rare that there have only been 49 other diagnoses in the world.

The solicitor, who had offices in Carlisle, Workington and Whitehaven, underwent gruelling treatment and believed he had beaten it.

Sadly in June he confirmed to a friend on social networking site Twitter that the “tumour has bloody reappeared!”

His death has devastated all who knew him, with tributes being posted on Twitter.

Karl Connor wrote: “What sad news. Tim was a warm, kind-hearted and generous man, and west Cumbria is a poorer place without him.”

Michael Johnson said: “Very sad. Tim was a real solicitor with tremendous compassion and depth. A worthy adversary for the CPS deserving his MBE.”

Mr Frost was given the award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services to the criminal justice system in Cumbria. He was presented it by the Queen herself in December 2008 and it was a moment he was always very proud of.

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