The passing of Rachael Bland is one that broke the hearts of the nation. The young mum’s untimely death was nothing but devastating. Over a month has passed since Rachael’s family confirmed she lost her battle with cancer on September 5.


The broadcaster bravely documented her cancer journey on podcast You, Me and The Big C, alongside Lauren Mahon and Deborah James

Last night, the trios podcast won the Best New Radio Show award at the Audio, Radio and Industry Awards.



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Rachael’s husband Steve honoured his late wife in a touching speech at the award show.


“This award would mean the world to her but more than that, she’d be filled with utter pride by the impact You, Me and The Big C has had on others,” he said.


“That’s exactly what she wanted to achieve,” the dad added.


Rachael’s co-hosts Lauren and Deborah took to Instagram to gush about the award.



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Lauren wrote: “Very few words for once other than proud. Proud to be part of this game-changing podcast. Proud to have friends like Deborah and Rachael. Proud to be changing the cancer conversation.”


“I’m beyond proud and I know Rach is too,” Deborah added.



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The You, Me and the Big C podcast has been a huge support to those suffering from cancer. Fans of the show thanked the team for being so open and honest and brave for sharing their own personal stories.


There’s no doubt Rachael would be as proud as punch to hear of her podcast’s huge achievement.