Fans raise thousands of pounds in memory of Elisabeth Sladen

The actress was best known for her association with Doctor Who.

Fans of the actress Elisabeth Sladen who died earlier this week following a battle with illness have launched a JustGiving site to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The group was set up by fans of the Doctor Who actress in memory of her and to raise money for research into cancer. The actress’ death earlier this week came as a shock to her thousands of fans who have been quick to pay tribute to her. Many of Sladen’s co-stars and colleagues, such as Tom Baker and David Tennant, have also paid tribute to her. The Just Giving site launched in memory of her has so far raised over £4,000 pounds with donations continuing to be received all the time.

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The BBC has announced that tomorrow evenings season premier of Doctor Who, The Impossible Astronaut, will be dedicated to her and a special tribute programme will follow immediately after on CBBC.

Elisabeth Sladen with Jo Grant.