Fiona Castle

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Fiona Castle

Born
Joan Fiona Dickson

1940 (age 78–79)
OccupationDancer
Spouse(s)
Roy Castle (m. 1963–1994)
(deceased)
ChildrenDaniel (b. 1965)
Julia (b. 1967)
Antonia (b. 1969)
Benjamin (b. 1973)

Joan Fiona Dickson OBE, best known as Fiona Castle (born 1940 on the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire[1]) is a retired British dancer and was wife of TV entertainer Roy Castle. They were married from 1963[2] until his death from lung cancer in September 1994.

She carried on his work for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, which her husband set up shortly before his death, for research into treatment as well as raising the profile of the illness. Her involvement with the foundation has seen her raise the profile of the illness, and call for stricter legislation on smoking, as her husband, a non-smoker, believed that his illness was caused by passive smoking, as he had worked in many smoky environments during his career.[3]

She was a supporter of legislation which saw smoking banned from virtually all enclosed public places in Britain by July 2007.[4]

Castle was awarded the OBE for her services to charity in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2004.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Patron - Fiona Castle". Chrysalis Arts Trust. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  2. ^ GRO Register of Marriages: SEP 1963 6a 1063 ETON - Roy Castle = Joan F. Dickson
  3. ^ "Cancer centre fulfils Roy Castle's dream". BBC News Online. BBC. 12 May 1998. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  4. ^ "Campaigners push for total smoking ban". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 6 September 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-21.
  5. ^ "Queen's Birthday Honours". Telegraph.co.uk. Telegraph Media Group Limited. 12 June 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-21.