Our Patron – Fiona Wade

Our Patron – Fiona Wade (actress) best known as Priya Sharma in Emmerdale

Message from our Patron, Fiona Wade:

“Some years ago I lost my father to oesophageal cancer. He was such an amazing person, the best father I could ever wish for and it was so sad and shocking when he was diagnosed. I had never heard of this type of cancer before and I always feel to this day that if we had been more aware of oesophageal cancer or reflux disease then for sure earlier diagnosis would have made a huge difference and maybe saved his life.

Early diagnosis by spreading awareness is absolutely key in saving lives from this cancer, so please help us to carry on doing all we can to make people more aware and help us to save lives and to support and reassure everyone who needs our help. Thank you.”

View our legacy leaflet here which includes Fiona’s Story.

Important message from the OPA Patron


You can donate to Fiona Wade’s Just Giving page

Fiona Wade Appeal

TV Appearance – Celebrity Catchphrase

Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with James Jordan, Fiona Wade and Louis Walsh all trying to ‘say what they see’ for charity. To watch this episode click on the video below…

Fiona Wade Videos

1) The Oesophageal Patients Association

2) The Reality of Oesophageal Cancer

3) A Message from our Patron Fiona Wade

4) A Personal Introduction to the Oesophageal Patients Association

5) A Lifeline to Patients, Families & Carers