A tribute to Calendar journalist Heather Clark



Heather worked at ITV Calendar for 25 years Credit: ITV News By Christine Talbot

We would like to pay tribute to our good friend and colleague Heather Clark who died this weekend.

Heather was born with no limbs after her mother took the anti-morning sickness drug Thalidomide, yet always managed to live her life to the full working here as a TV reporter and producer for over 25 years.


Heather competed in carriage driving at international level Credit: ITV News

She was also a champion carriage driver, competing at national and international level with her beloved horses Barney and Pickle and she even completed a 12,500 feet parachute jump.


Heather before her parachute jump Credit: ITV News

Heather was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer eighteen months ago and during that time has campaigned for the charity Ovacome to raise awareness of the symptoms and she also wrote an acclaimed blog 'Wheels of Steel'.

She recently appeared on Calendar to talk about her illness and was busy organising a charity ball which will take place in September.


Heather wrote an acclaimed blog 'Wheels of Steel' to log her experience of ovarian cancer Credit: ITV News

Just seven weeks ago Heather was given the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Yorkshire Choice Awards - for which she received a standing ovation.

Her belief was that 'nothing was impossible in life' and she lived by that philosophy.


Heather being presented the Special Recognition Award at the Yorkshire Choice Awards Credit: ITV News She will be missed by all of her friends at Calendar and we send our best wishes to everyone who was close to this special lady.


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