Former Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has launched a fund to raise money for research into the type of leukaemia that killed his wife.

Gemma Thomas, 40, died three days after she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in November 2017.

The Gemma Thomas Fund has been set up with blood cancer charity Bloodwise, of which Thomas is a president.

He said: “I have to bring some kind of sense out of the wreckage of losing Gemma so early.”

The former Blue Peter presenter, from Norwich, said it was difficult to make people aware of blood cancers because the symptoms could “be very varied, very general”.

“But the simple truth is we have to,” he said.

“It’s the third biggest killer in the country, it’s robbed Ethan of his mum,

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