Author archive: Louise Carey

Kate kicked the habit after 41 years

Kate Pickering (53), from west Belfast, has a 23 year old daughter and works in the community sector. She smoked for 41 years, starting at the age of 12. To help her quit she started up a support group for others. She says: “For me, as with many people, smoking was something you and your peers tried...


Leave a Gift in your Will for Cancer Focus NI research

On World Cancer Day Cancer Focus Northern Ireland announced a massive £300K investment in pioneering research at Queen’s University Belfast. The cash injection was revealed as the charity launched its new legacy campaign urging people to leave a gift in their Will to fund local, vital research, offe...


Leading fashion figure joins campaign to warn against tanning

Fashion businesswoman Tracey Hall has joined a campaign reminding people of the risks of topping up their tan on a winter sun holiday with unprotected exposure to the sun or by using sunbeds, both of which can speed up ageing of their skin and permanently damage their health. The Public Health Agenc...


Meet Claire

One in ten women in Northern Ireland will get breast cancer. Claire Williamson, from Lisburn, is a mother, wife, sister, daughter and aunt. She is a one in ten. Claire is calling on women all over Northern Ireland to support Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s Support Your Girls campaign. The charity is...