Tributes to former Spire FM DJ Chris Ewington

Salisbury Journal: Chris Ewington (second from right) at a fundraising cabaret in aid of Lucy's Days Out in 2012 Chris Ewington (second from right) at a fundraising cabaret in aid of Lucy's Days Out in 2012

MESSAGES of condolence have been flooding in to former Spire FM presenter and keen charity fundraiser Chris Ewington, who died today.

Mr Ewington had been battling lung cancer, which had spread to his neck.

Tributes are being paid to the well known local radio DJ, who presented Spire FM’s breakfast show for six years, on Facebook and Twitter.

Mr Ewington was diagnosed with cancer last year at the age of 40.

He underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment at Salisbury District Hospital and Southampton General Hospital but discovered in January that the illness had spread.

While undergoing treatment Mr Ewington pledged to support the Stars Appeal’s CT Scanner Campaign.

He helped to organise the Salisbury Variety Show held at Salisbury Playhouse in January, which raised thousands of pounds for the charity.

The event brought together local performers who sang, danced and entertained a large audience.

Mr Ewington, who lived in Laverstock with his wife Liezel, was due to compere the event but was too unwell, although he was sent live footage of the standing ovation given on the night.

He had left Spire FM in 2012 but was still well known across Salisbury and received hundreds of messages from well wishers while he was fighting cancer.

Speaking to the Journal after his diagnosis last year he said: “The sense of community we have in Salisbury is incredible. I love living here, nowhere else could ever feel like home.”

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7:56pm Mon 17 Mar 14

salisburysaint says...

A terrible loss to the world. Chris was a great friend, always amazing company. Generous, funny and a true gentleman. I was lucky enough to spend time with him very recently. A day that I will never forget. Missed dearly by us all. Sleep well Chris.
A terrible loss to the world. Chris was a great friend, always amazing company. Generous, funny and a true gentleman. I was lucky enough to spend time with him very recently. A day that I will never forget. Missed dearly by us all. Sleep well Chris. salisburysaint
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8:56pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Fighting for gpseys says...

It just not. Fair how could you be gone . We use to have so much fun in pub and giggles. You where a lovely man Xx RIP chirs and my thouts are with ur wife and family .much love to all from vicky use to
Be chef at royal George pub x
It just not. Fair how could you be gone . We use to have so much fun in pub and giggles. You where a lovely man Xx RIP chirs and my thouts are with ur wife and family .much love to all from vicky use to Be chef at royal George pub x Fighting for gpseys
  • Score: 6

9:45pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Gearlink says...

sincere condolences to family, friends and fans ...from all at Gearlink, Whaddon
sincere condolences to family, friends and fans ...from all at Gearlink, Whaddon Gearlink
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12:18pm Thu 20 Mar 14

joyceriley says...

We have lost a great friend so very sad so sorry leizel xxx from Joyce and hughen the black horse hurdcott
We have lost a great friend so very sad so sorry leizel xxx from Joyce and hughen the black horse hurdcott joyceriley
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