Corrie's Hayley backs pancreatic cancer petition campaign

Widow Maggie Watts from Scunthorpe, who lost her husband Kevin, to pancreatic cancer, has become friends with Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper, who died last night after a long battle with the same illness.

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Pancreatic Cancer Campaign

Last night the nation shed many tears as Coronation street's Hayley Cropper took her life after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.

It has been a controversial storyline because of the character's decision to commit suicide but it has also raised the profile of the disease known as the silent killer.

As a result of the story a widow from Scunthorpe has forged a strong friendship with the actress who plays Hayley - leading to a massive boost in her own bid to force a government debate on the topic.

Maggie's e-petition can be found here.

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