Charlie Rees, a former Senior Creative Account Manager at Global Radio, sadly lost her battle with cancer in May. But she fought her illness with characteristic vitality, spirit and creativity. She worked with Macmillan Cancer to produce a series of vlogs that charted her treatment and fears for the future, in particular with regard her son, Tyler: Charlie was a single Mum and as such, her diagnosis was particularly scary. She resolved that her illness would never take away her identity or shut her up and her campaign to raise awareness of her condition continued until the very end.
Charlie’s energy and belief in her ideas and clients were an inspiration to her colleagues and she was held in high esteem in the world of commercial radio. She won an Aerial Award with her fellow Creative, Kevin Price, for “Three Breaths”, an impactful spot for Kent Fire and Rescue. The Judges, Emer Stamp and Ben Tollett, of Adam&EveDDB, said that “this powerful ad really caught our attention. It delivers a hard-hitting message with memorable simplicity – very important when you have such an important story to tell.”
Everyone at Radiocentre was deeply saddened to hear this news and we would like to send our sincere condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. She was a remarkable person and her voice lives on.