THE MOTHER of Dominic Rodgers is hoping to strike it lucky with her latest awareness campaign.
Stacey Rodgers is hoping to raise the profile of carbon monoxide poisoning at a five-a-side football tournament and charity auction featuring former Liverpool footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock.
Dominic, Stacey’s 10-year-old son, was killed by CO five years ago as he slept.
She has since campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the deadly gas.
On Saturday, August 2, she will kick-start a football tournament which will be followed by a dinner and sports memorabilia auction at which Ruddock will be the guest speaker.
It will also feature a game of Strike it Lucky, with teams being in with the chance of winning £1,000.
Stacey, of Deighton, said: “We are happy to hold another event to help raise the awareness of the silent killer once again in a positive and fun way.
“After last year’s tournament people were asking whether we were to do another. At that time we didn’t know, but now it is confirmed. We welcome anyone to take part, from the region and beyond.
“Also this year we will be using our own footballs which have been sponsored by British Gas and the Gas Industry Safety Group.”
The football tournament will take place at Soccer City, Waterloo, and be followed by a three-course dinner and presentation evening at the Grosvenor Casino at Folly Hall.
Organisers are looking for 24 teams to take part in Strike It Lucky.
Team entry will cost £140 which consists of seven players and a chance of winning £1,000.
Tickets are available for a sitdown dinner at £30 per head.
Non-dining tickets cost £5.
You can enjoy entertainment from guest speaker Ruddock and comedian Greg Cook, followed by the auction.
Organiser Morris Simpson said: “I am so delighted to be involved in this wonderful charity, five-a-side tournament and dinner to help raise awareness against the dangers of carbon monoxide.
“There are many ways to get involved; enter a team in the tournament, come to the dinner, sponsor a part of the day – such as the golden boot – or book the winners’ table.
“It’s all about raising awareness, but we need money to help us raise awareness.”
For more information or to book tickets phone Stacey Rodgers on 07864 826 494 or Morris Simpson on 07949 817 185.