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Inquiry into Contaminated Blood
Over the years, TB has evolved from a tightly-defined committee to a group of friends/people who work together on different projects according to individual skillset. This is who we are today:
Secretary: Sue Threakall. Sue’s late husband, Bob, was a haemophiliac who passed away in 1991 as a result of contaminated blood products. Sue has held various roles on TB since its inception, and deals with letter-writing, membership, etc, as well as doing press work when required.
Press Secretary: Su Gorman. Su is the widow of Steve Dymond who died in 2018, and has taken on the role of press secretary. Any queries about press work should be directed to Su in the first instance, including letting her know if you are willing to go public in your area and/or nationally.
Audio-Visual: Richard Warwick. Richard is responsible for collating and uploading all our media work, including locating old articles for our archive. He regularly uploads items onto our YouTube channel which can be found by searching for ‘campaigntb’ He also operates the official TB Twitter account. In short, he is invaluable in creating our public face.
Mark Ward: Mark is a highly experienced campaigner and has held various roles in TB. He has done a huge amount of press work and often represented TB at high-level meetings. He is happy to be contacted with any general queries, and is also our 'go-to' person for any LGBT-related issues
Ade Goodyear & Steve Nicholls: Along with Richard Warwick, Ade and Steve are ex-pupils of Lord Mayor Treloar College, and any queries about the school should be directed at them in the first instance. Along with Joseph Peaty they worked closely with the BBC Panorama team to produce the programme that can be found on YouTube.
Steve Bartram & Tony Farrugia: Steve and Tony are both very active campaigners, and are particularly important when we are organising any sort of event, protest, etc. They are very experienced at getting the right people/banners/special events in the right place at the right time
Sean Cavens: Sean is amazing at doing Freedom of Information requests, compiling statistics and generally being utterly persistent if we need anything locating or sorting out.
Sarah Dorricott: Sarah is the eldest daughter of the late Mike Dorricott and has become an experienced campaigner, including doing press work. Any queries about bereaved children should be directed to her in the first instance.
Andrew March: Andrew is highly skilled in the area of research, and is currently working alongside the inquiry team’s paralegals at the National Archive, identifying documents and securing copies for the inquiry. Along with Sue he has also been responsible for producing much of TB’s documentation
Kate Thomas. Married to David, a haemophiliac who was infected with Hepatitis C, Kate is our Welsh representative.
Martin Haresign: Martin has become more involved in the campaign over the last few years and is always happy to discuss issues, offer advice, etc. We often approach him for an opinion on something as he gives good advice!
Joseph Peaty: Although not campaigning actively at the moment, Joe is a past co-Chair of TB, with a wealth of campaigning experience, particularly in the legal field.
Rosa Van der Meersch: Rosa is the widow of a haemophiliac and has a history in publishing, so often helps with documentation. In particular she put together our three books: Stories Behind the Statistics'