Fundraising in Northern Ireland

A family from Northern Ireland have been tirelessly fundraising and raising awareness in memory of their much-loved husband and father, Tony, who sadly passed away from mesothelioma two years ago at the age of 64.

The Rodgers family supported the ‘Go Blue for Meso campaign’ by engaging with councils in Northern Ireland to encourage them to light up notable buildings blue in recognition of Action Mesothelioma Day last year, one of which was Enniskillen Castle.

They also held a line dancing fundraising night, which saw a fantastic turn out and was enjoyed by all participants, raising £2,300. Three of Tony’s grandchildren who attend Newry Gymnastics Club took part in their annual display and helped with the raffle, which was in aid of Mesothelioma UK and raised a grand total of £1,000.

As well as fundraising, the Rodgers family have also been pivotal in establishing the Mesothelioma UK Northern Ireland project.

The Rodgers family obtained signatures for the petition asking the UK government to commit to two key recommendations of the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the management of asbestos.

Mesothelioma UK is aware of the need to improve support services in Northern Ireland for people with mesothelioma, their carers, and healthcare professionals. In collaboration with the Rodgers family, we’re working hard to ensure that mesothelioma patients and their families in Northern Ireland have access to the best treatment, care and support available.

We’re so grateful to the Rodgers family and everyone that have supported our mission in Northern Ireland and whilst we have made great headway, we can do more. To further/continue our efforts, we welcome any support available.

April 25, 2024

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