Adam Rogers' mum named Lancashire woman of the year

Chorley Citizen: Pat Rogers, with husband David and High Sheriff of Lancashire Jeremy Gorick at the launch of the Every Action Has Consequences education pack Pat Rogers, with husband David and High Sheriff of Lancashire Jeremy Gorick at the launch of the Every Action Has Consequences education pack

A BLACKBURN mother whose son was killed by a single punch while trying to break up a fight has been named Lancashire Woman of the Year.

Pat Rogers lost her 24-year-old son Adam in July 2009.

While both Pat and husband Dave were devastated by the loss, they wanted something positive to come out from the tragedy.

They set up the Lancashire Telegraph backed ‘Every Action Has Consequences’ charity and have both worked tirelessly with the police and education establishments to encourage youngsters to discuss the consequences of alcohol-fuelled behaviour.

Adam, a Padiham Ladies’ football coach, had been acting as a peacemaker in the incident when he was punched once and fell to the floor, hitting his head on the pavement.

Pat, a retired assistant principal of St Mary’s College, Blackburn, said: “It is great news that the work of the Consequences campaign has been recognised. The charity is run by myself, Dave and a just a couple of others.

“Recognition like this is great for the charity as it will help us spread our message to more people.

“It was a lovely evening and it meant a lot to be nominated alongside five other inspirational nominees.”

The 23rd Lancashire Woman of the Year awards were held at the Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho, on Wednesday.

Guests enjoyed a three course meal, raffle, speaker and presentation of the award.

Debbie Gregory, committee member for the awards, said: “It was a hard decision to make as we had very worthy nominations but the committee decided that Pat had put her grief and expertise to something useful, that she could make a difference to young peoples lives and the fact that Adam hadn't died in vain.”

The Lancashire Woman of the Year award is an annual event to recognise a woman who has given more than 100 per cent of her time, money, effort and hard work to their chosen charity or cause.

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6:47pm Sun 30 Sep 12

juanbbien says...

Well done Mrs Rogers,my son Joss was a friend of Adams
Well done Mrs Rogers,my son Joss was a friend of Adams juanbbien

6:51pm Sun 30 Sep 12

Wishingwell says...

Life just aint fair - Love to all
Life just aint fair - Love to all Wishingwell

9:44pm Sun 30 Sep 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

may I add my congratulations to Mrs Rogers. Both her and her husband are clearly Christian people. I would however add that until the criminal justice sytem in the U.K. becomes fit for purpose this type of crime will continue. We must accept the fact that violent crime goes un-punished, unless it involves money. This must be addressed. Whilst it is true that for some "restorative justice" works for a minority it is unsuitable for certain crimes including murder, rape and sexual abuse. I admire people who are able to face their personal tragedy in line with "Christian" beliefs but as a caveat the good book says "an eye for eye and a
tooth for a tooth. If I had my way those who "choose" to take the life of another must expect the same fate. I as a taxpayer do not want to pay for disgusting, filthy, lowlife, benefit dependant, criminals who should have been executed.

Deus Vobiscum
may I add my congratulations to Mrs Rogers. Both her and her husband are clearly Christian people. I would however add that until the criminal justice sytem in the U.K. becomes fit for purpose this type of crime will continue. We must accept the fact that violent crime goes un-punished, unless it involves money. This must be addressed. Whilst it is true that for some "restorative justice" works for a minority it is unsuitable for certain crimes including murder, rape and sexual abuse. I admire people who are able to face their personal tragedy in line with "Christian" beliefs but as a caveat the good book says "an eye for eye and a tooth for a tooth. If I had my way those who "choose" to take the life of another must expect the same fate. I as a taxpayer do not want to pay for disgusting, filthy, lowlife, benefit dependant, criminals who should have been executed. Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE

10:00am Mon 1 Oct 12

ossy says...

Well done Mrs Rogers.
Well done Mrs Rogers. ossy

2:15pm Mon 1 Oct 12

kate11 says...

Well done from the mother of one of his Uni friends x
Well done from the mother of one of his Uni friends x kate11

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