It saddens us greatly to announce the passing of our former JQBID Chair, Nicola Ridler, after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.
Nicola passed away Sunday evening (5 April 2020) with her family by her side.
Nicola was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in August of 2017 and after being given just 6 months to live, Nicola battled for a further 2.5 years.
Testament to Nicola’s strength and bravery, her 2.5 years were spent spearheading many of the JQBID’s projects, competing in half marathons and being an inspiration to others by talking so openly about her journey.
As Chair of the BID for 4 years, we are so thankful for Nicola’s support and we will miss her greatly.
Nicola lived by her motto of ‘get up, show up and never give up’ — and it’s this enthusiasm, energy and strength that will leave such a hole in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter community.
Our thoughts are with Nicola’s family and many friends at this difficult time.