BBC host's family and friends pay tribute at funeral

Friends and household of BBC presenter Rachael Bland paid their respects to her at her funeral yesterday (September 21), and have been sharing their tributes with the hashtag #RaiseAGlassToRach.

The BBC Radio 5 reside newsreader sadly handed away earlier this month, on the age of 40, from breast most cancers.

Colleagues and buddies, together with BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker, shared their farewells to Rachael on Twitter, with Dan calling the day "stunning and brutal", whereas one other stated it was a "pitch excellent" service.

Rachael's husband Steve additionally shared a message on-line following the funeral service, writing: "Finally having a lie down after a fairly extraordinary, emotional day saying goodbye and celebrating the unbelievable lifetime of my darling @Rachael_Hodges.

"Thank you so very a lot to everybody who got here alongside and to everybody wherever you might be, who did."

As effectively as her work for the BBC, Rachael was additionally a part of a podcast known as You, Me and the Big C alongside two different hosts, who're carrying on the present in her stead.

Before she handed away, she revealed how she desires her son to recollect her, writing: "If I had been to launch all my emotions about leaving my treasured, stunning Freddie behind, I would not be capable to take pleasure in the remainder of my time on this earth.

"So I tuck them away, graciously settle for each little hug, squeeze, cuddle and utterance of 'I really like you a lot, mummy' and take a look at to not let him see it break my coronary heart."

She additionally stated she was "planning and wrapping birthday presents" for Freddie, which he can open between the ages of four and 21.