Baker, who bared all in an alternative calendar to raise
money for leukaemia research, has unveiled a plaque at
the University in memory of her husband, who died from
the disease. Mrs Baker was one of eleven women’s institute
members who featured in the calendar, raising nearly £500,000
for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
money will support research by Professor Gareth Morgan
into the genetic factors that predispose people to leukaemia
and lymphoma, and forms part of a £5.7m grant from the
LRF to the University. New molecular epidemiology laboratories
are to be built, where the plaque to John Baker will take
pride of place.
more information on the Leukaemia Research Fund website