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Olive Fraser

Olive FraserOlive Fraser is the Chairperson of Lisburn Action Cancer Group. Originally from Bessbrook, she has lived in Lisburn for 32 years since she got married. She has two grown up children and two grandchildren, Hannah and Matthew.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Looking after my grandchildren. Or at weekends we enjoy going to the caravan at Cranfield

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Currently I enjoy The Cardin on Bachelors Walk. The food is delicious and well presented. I like to try different places. The best Chinese I ever had was in Tenerife in February. Could have dined there every night.

What has been your proudest moment?
The classic one, when my children were born.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly nine years ago it was very scary, you think it will never happen to you. Thanks to charities like Action Cancer more and more cancers are being diagnosed early so most are very treatable and we have a far greater survival rate. Thankfully I'm doing well now.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
Probably smart casual most of the time. I try to keep up with the style.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Share it with my children and family. Take several dream holidays. Treat my friends.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
There have been too many to pick out one.

What music do you like?
I still think 60s and 70s music is the best but I like a wide range of music.

What sports person do you most admire?
I really admire Mary Peters. She is a great ambassador for Northern Ireland sport.

Describe your best ever holiday.
Fifteen of us, friends and their grown up children, went to America for three weeks a few years ago. We went to Las Vegas, Orlando and Sarasota. It was amazing and everyone got on so well. I would love to do an Alaskan cruise and the train through the Rockies. Hopefully I'll get to do it soon.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
I'd love to learn to play the piano properly.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
I would like to spend a day with Gerry Anderson and Sean CoyIe. I think they are great fun. I find myself laughing out loud when I'm listening to them on the radio.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
My husband (he's good at lighting fires), music and a box of books.

Favourite things

  • Car: A Jaguar
  • Film: Comedies
  • Comedian: Harry Hill
  • CD: Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge over Troubled Water
  • Book: Lord of the Rings.
  • Actor: Steve Martin
  • Actress: Meryl Streep
  • Drink: white wine

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