Rosie’s Trust is so excited to announce today that Q Radio presenter Ibe Sesay has been appointed as our ambassador.
Rosie’s Trust is a unique charity, founded in 2015 by former nurse Bronagh O’Neill, dedicated to helping cancer patients, terminally ill and older patients with a disability stay together with their pet. Our team of over 200 highly-trained volunteers at Rosie’s Trust offer daily walks, play, feeding, grooming, vet visits and the administration of medication. We help people stay together with their beloved companion pets so that they can focus on their own health and wellbeing.
Ibe Sesay said: “I am proud to have been asked to be the first ambassador for Rosie’s Trust. As an animal owner, and dog dad to Barney, I know the joy and unconditional love a pet can bring. When a person is going through cancer treatment or has a terminal illness and is unable to care for their cat or dog by themselves, it is vital that they get the help and support they need to ensure their companion pets can stay with them when they need them the most – and this is exactly what Rosie’s Trust is doing across Northern Ireland.
The work the charity is doing is just incredible. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting beneficiaries of the charity as well as members of staff and volunteers who are some of the most caring and considerate people you could meet. I’m looking forward to working closely with Rosie’s Trust to shine a light on everything they are doing. They provide free support 365 days a year and rely on donations from the public to offer their services – I’d encourage people to visit www.rosiestrust.org to find out more about this vital charity and consider donating to this great cause.”
Jayne McStay, Operations Manager of Rosie’s Trust said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ibe Sesay as an ambassador of Rosie’s Trust and we are excited to work with him to help increase awareness of the work we do. Pets can ease loneliness, reduce depression, stress and anxiety, and for so many, are their closest companion. Cancer patients, the terminally ill and older people with a disability who live alone are often faced with a stark choice: to refuse medical treatment or to give up their pets, who may be their sole source of emotional support – Rosie’s Trust prevents people from having to make that terrible choice. As a dog lover, Ibe understands the huge impact a pet can have on a person’s life, and the benefits they provide, particularly to those who are facing illness.”
You can support our work keeping people and their pets stay together with a donation. A donation of any size makes a huge difference to our service.