Widower of campaigning doctor who died of cancer aged just 34 finds new love ...

The widower of campaigning doctor Kate Granger has found love again two years after the death of his wife.

Chris Pointon announced on Twitter this week he had met a new partner, actress Rachael Delaney - adding: 'It's what Kate dearly wished for.'

Kate was the founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, encouraging healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients.

Alongside a beautiful picture of himself and Rachael (above), Chris tweeted: 'As many of my friends & family will know my late wife @grangerkate & I often talked about 'life after kate' for me & what our wishes were for the rest of my life... She wanted me to be happy, to meet someone & to share my love & happiness to others

Alongside a beautiful picture of himself and Rachael (above), Chris tweeted: 'As many of my friends & family will know my late wife @grangerkate & I often talked about 'life after kate' for me & what our wishes were for the rest of my life... She wanted me to be happy, to meet someone & to share my love & happiness to others

Dr Granger (pictured with Chris) died on July 23, 2016, just three days after raising £250,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre in Leeds - a challenge that was part of her bucket list

Dr Granger (pictured with Chris) died on July 23, 2016, just three days after raising £250,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre in Leeds - a challenge that was part of her bucket list

Rachael is an actress and drama teacher that's starred in Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

Alongside a beautiful picture of himself and Rachael, Chris tweeted: 'As many of my friends & family will know my late wife @grangerkate & I often talked about "life after kate" for me & what our wishes were for the rest of my life... She wanted me to be happy, to meet someone & to share my love & happiness to others.

'This is something as a widower is difficult to comprehend and even more so to instigate however i want to thrive in life not merely survive, i want to love again not merely have been loved and i know i have so much to give and its what kate dearly wished for.... im delighted to say that i have met someone who loves me for me and for everything that comes with me. She respects and remembers Kate and knows she will always be part of our lives....

'Thank you to everyone for your love, support and kindness in helping me throughout the last 2 years and also in advance of exciting times ahead..... my friends and family mean everything to me...

'Old memories will always remain, new memories will be made and shared memories will be openly talked about....

'Live life to the full with no regrets all...'

Chris's tweet has been met with an outpouring of love and support.  

One person replied: 'I'm actually crying (happy!) at this Chris - she was so, so adamant that the most important thing was that you find someone to keep sharing life's adventures with. Couldn't be more pleased for you both xx'

Pop Idol vocal coach Carrie Grant replied: 'Beautiful Chris, so pleased for you. Love knows no boundaries, it is life-giving, it heals the heart, it champions, it breaks through, it brings hope and a future. Love never fails.'

And third replied: 'This has totally filled my day with happiness & brought a tear. X'  

Kate died on July 23, 2016, just three days after raising £250,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre in Leeds - a challenge that was

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