Thalidomide Memorial Campaign
The Thalidomide Memorial campaign was the brainchild of Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds, Stephen Simmonds and Edward D. Freeman – all of whom have Thalidomide impairments.
Following the commitment by the Labour Government to support the health needs of Thalidomide impaired people, Rosie, Eddie and Stephen resolved to establish a lasting memorial to all those affected by the Thalidomide tragedy. The ideal Memorial is considered to be a dignified plaque, located in a place of significance to Thalidomide impaired people.
An online petition was established on the 10 Downing Street website at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ThalMemorial/ .
However, following the announcement of the UK general election which took place on 06 May 2010 the online petition was instantly frozen. It was subsequently closed after the new Government took office. It is still currently possible to view the information and signatures on the Downing Street website.
Nevertheless, the campaign still proceeds with support being sought through a paper petition. Many more people have supported the campaign, with signatures coming from all walks of life, including well respected and high profile business people, and celebrities from the world of entertainment and sport.
If you would like to lend your support to this campaign, then please make contact with us by email.
Rosie will be speaking with the Cardiff Probus Club at the Manor Parc Country Hotel Cardiff on 25 November 2010 on “Life, Love and Business with Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes”.