A TRUST has been launched in memory of broadcaster Dianne Oxberry.

Dianne's husband Ian Hindle officially launched The Dianne Oxberry Trust on Wednesday.

So far £57,000 has been raised through a Just Giving webpage alone.

Mr Hindle said: "Obviously I knew that she was incredibly popular, because you couldn’t get round the supermarket with her without being stopped two or three times from people who loved seeing her on their telly every night.

“Since she passed away, the outpouring of love and support from the public ­— most of whom never met her ­— has been utterly overwhelming.

“It became obvious that people wanted to do something with their collective grief so I started the Just Giving page with the idea of raising perhaps £1,000 that we could then donate to an ovarian cancer charity, but it just went completely bonkers and the money started pouring in.

“That’s when I realised that there was an opportunity to perhaps help prevent other women from dying of this hideous disease.

"So, with the help of friends and family, I founded The Dianne Oxberry Trust and we’re on a mission to make a difference.”

Mr Hindle wants to help women spot ovarian cancer before it is too late.

The Trust’s first major fundraising event is the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run on May 19, where Team DOT will have 80 runners, including Dianne’s friends and family participating.

Visit dianneoxberrytrust.org online.