Thursday, 14 June 2012

Action Mesothelioma Day Events near you.

Copied from  the Mesothelioma UK update, many thanks x

Asbestos Action Tayside 

Asbestos Action Tayside are holding their annual Mesothelioma conference in Dundee on Friday 6th July for 
members and their families. Speakers will include a respiratory consultant, an oncologist, a psychologist and 
a lawyer. 
This will provide sufferers and their families with an opportunity to meet others in the same position as well 
as being able to find out more information on the illness and ask questions of the speakers. 
We will also be remembering the members who have lost their lives to mesothelioma and releasing a large 
balloon at the end of the conference. 
For more information Tel. 01382 225715. 


Sheffield And Rotherham Asbestos Victim Support 

Sheffield And Rotherham Asbestos Victim Support Group (SARAG) is holding a meeting from 11.00 - 1.00 
on Friday 6th July 2012 at the Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield. Speakers include the Lord Mayor 
Councillor John Campbell, Paul Blomfield MP, Denis Doody UCATT, Mr John Edwards, Dr Gurnam Basran, 
representatives of the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund. 

The Lord Mayor will open the event at 11.00 when all dedications to remember people killed or suffering 
asbestos-related diseases across South Yorkshire & North Nottinghamshire will be read out at the front of 
the City Hall, Barkers Pool, Sheffield. Meeting, speakers and refreshments in the Memorial Hall from 11.30 - 
1.00 everyone welcome. All donations collected for the event will go to mesothelioma research.  
For more information Tel. 01709 360 672 

Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support and  
Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support 

MAVS have once again teamed up with the Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group to host this event 
starting at 11am Friday 6th July 2012 at Liverpool Town Hall. The focus of this year’s event will be on the 
campaign for a global ban on the use of asbestos.  
11.00am – 11.15am     Start & Introductions. Welcome from Civic Dignitaries 
11.15am – 12noon                 Lecture from Dr. Chris Warburton - Clinical Director/Consultant                              
Respiratory Physician at Aintree Chest Centre 
12noon - 12.30pm        Release of sponsored doves (subject to weather conditions) 
 12.30pm – 1.45pm            Refreshments & Stalls/Van 
1.45pm – 2.30pm          Lecture from Bernie Sanders – Macmillan Information & Support Manager 
2.30pm – 3.00pm   Lecture from Laurie Kazan-Allen - Editor of International Ban Asbestos Magazine 
3.00pm – 3.15pm    Closing remarks and thanks from John Flanagan/Brian Delaway 
For more information Tel: 0151 236 1895 


Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group 
Action Mesothelioma Day 

Release of Sponsored Doves  
12.30pm in Lincoln Square (Brazennose Street Opposite Manchester Town Hall) 
In memory of all those who have died from mesothelioma 
Public Meeting 13.00 – 14.00 in Manchester Town Hall 
“Global Ban of Asbestos” 
Speakers: Kathleen Ruff – Canadian writer and campaigner 
For more information Tel: 0161 636 7555

Hampshire Asbestos Support and Awareness Group 

Hampshire Asbestos Support & Awareness Group (HASAG) is hosting this year’s Action 
Mesothelioma Day in Southsea. 
Dove release to increase awareness and raise much need funds for mesothelioma 
research will be held on Friday 6 July at 12 noon in the gardens of The Queens Hotel. 
Followed by a public meeting in Queens Hotel, Clarence Parade, Southsea 
Speakers include Vanessa Bridge from the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund, 
Dr. Adrian Dobbs, Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry School of Biological & Chemical 
Sciences Queen Mary University of London and Mesothelioma Warrior Debbie Brewer 
All money raised will be donated to Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund & The 
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund. 
Light refreshments will be served following the public meeting 
For more information Tel. 02380 010 015 


Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team and  
Mesothelioma UK Even

Friday 6th July 2012 
‘A Reflection of the Celebration of Life’ 
St Martin’s Cathedral 
21 St Martin’s, Leicester, LE1 5DE 
Commencing 3.30pm 
Arrival 3.00pm  
The reflection will be led by the Rev Maggie Sharpe followed by a Dove release. Tea and coffee will be 
served in the Cathedral 
This year we are asking for messages on Roses as a reflection and celebration of life.   Money raised will be 
donated to Mesothelioma UK to support victims of Mesothelioma. 
The message can be to remember a loved one or it can be about raising awareness about the dangers of 
exposure to asbestos; or hope in finding a cure or the need for a Research Centre.  (It can be anything you 
wish).  You can either send your Rose with an enclosed donation or bring it along to the event. 
Alternatively (if you do not have a rose) please write your message below and return to DAST, 
 34 Glumangate, Chesterfield, S40 1TX with your donation.  Suggested minimum donation £2.00 
For more information contact the 
Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) on 01246 380415 or Mesothelioma UK on 0800 169 2409 

South West Mesothelioma Group 

Friday 6th July 2012 
From 10 til 12 
at  
Saltram House, Plympton, Plymouth 
For a cream tea and a short gathering at the memorial tree. Please feel free to lay a single 
stemmed flower at the tree if you wish.  
Please contact Kate Lansdell on 01752 763665 or email:  
plh-tr.Mesothelioma-Nurses@nhs.net  for more information and to confirm attendance 
(Cream Tea - £2.50)


Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund 
Newcastle Upon Tyne 

A Tree of Hope will be placed in St Nicholas Cathedral in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, to mark 
Action Mesothelioma Day to hold messages and memories of those who have lost their lives to the 
asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. 
The Tree of Hope will form part of a Memorial service, taking place at 11.00am on Friday 6th July to 
honour the victims of the disease while raising money for vital research studies into the disease. 
People who wish to add a tribute are invited to make a donation to the Mick Knighton 
Mesothelioma Research Fund.  The Research Fund will help you honour the people chosen to be 
remembered on the branches of the Tree of Hope. 
For more information contact Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund on 0191 2637386. 


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