Meg's parents take their fight to Westminster
05 December 2012 |
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THE family of Meg Burgess are taking their fight to regulate the domestic building trade to Westminster.
The three-year-old was walking home from the shops in Prestatyn with mum Lindsay and baby brother Wilson when the five-feet-high wall collapsed on top of her.
Lindsay, 33, now of Upton, Chester, desperately pulled bricks off her daughter’s body but Meg, who would have been eight on October 27, had suffered fatal injuries.
North Wales builder George Collier was jailed for two years at Mold Crown Court last month after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.
Lindsay and Meg’s dad Peter have launched Meg’s Campaign to licence the building trade and prevent other families from experiencing the pain they endure every day.
“Meg’s death was so preventable. One death is enough,” said Lindsay, who was living in Prestatyn at the time of the 2008 tragedy.
Lindsay and Peter are taking their campaign to Westminster next month having been granted a meeting with government minister Don Foster.
“We want to bring in licences to the building trade,” said Lindsay.
Peter said others involved in building the wall that crushed Meg had also been negligent but were still allowed to carry on working in the domestic building trade.
Chester MP Stephen Mosley has been supporting the couple’s campaign and he will join them at the meeting with Mr Foster on December 19.
“Hopefully we can move forward from this meeting to re-examine building regulations in the hope such a terrible accident will not reoccur.”
Meg’s parents want to hear from anyone who has similar stories and they can be contacted through www.facebook.com/megs.uk. campaign and megs firstname.lastname@example.org