Archive for category: Campaigns
27
February
2020

Tony quit smoking after 40 years

Tony Spence (54), a procurement manager from Belfast, is married to Martine and has a grown-up daughter. He started smoking when he was 14 in 1979. He used the Cancer Focus NI workplace stop smoking service last year and is smoke free at last. He says: “I started smoking because it was cool and I wa...

27
February
2020

Lee is proud to be a quitter

Lee Foster, from Belfast, works at Veolia. With help from Cancer Focus NI he had finally stopped smoking.  He says: “I’ve tried many times to stop this horrible habit over the years and maybe got three or four days in before giving up with the same thought in my head, ‘If I can stop for four d...

27
February
2020

Make March your month to quit

Gillian Wright (48), from Belfast, is a carer for her husband as he goes through treatment for bowel cancer. She stopped smoking over three months ago with the help of a Cancer Focus NI stop smoking specialist. She says: “I’d been smoking since I was 12 years old. I started because that’s what my fr...

27
February
2020

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...

10
February
2020

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...