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Action Mesothelioma Day 2011 Events - Friday 1 July 2011

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Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group / Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support
Event: The Merseyside and Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Groups are jointly hosting this year’s Action Mesothelioma Day again. Dove release in memory of all those victims lost to mesothelioma will be held at 12 noon.
Speakers: Mr Paul Rowan, former MP for Rochdale and now Chairman of the Asbestos in Schools Group, Mr John Tootle, Lecturer in Construction at
Liverpool Community College and Dr Chris Warburton, Consultant Respiratory Physician.
Time: 10.30am - 3pm
Place: Wallasey Town Hall

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team
Event: Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team are holding an event;

  • To raise awareness about the dangers of exposure to asbestos.
  • To try to prevent future ill-health and misery caused by asbestos related cancer – mesothelioma
  • To raise awareness of mesothelioma and how it can be caused by low level exposure to asbestos
  • To inform the general public that asbestos may be contained in our public buildings and schools

At the event there will be; a video showing ‘Mesothelioma – the Human Face of an Asbestos Epidemic’; Speakers from DAST and the major Trade Unions including the Fire Brigade’s Union, UNITE; trade union banners “A Reflection of the Celebration of Life” message trees; health and safety information; and models and simulated asbestos products.
Time: 11am
Place: Arena, New Square at Chesterfield

Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group

Event: Release of sponsored doves at 12.30pm in Lincoln Square (Brazennose Street Opposite Manchester Town Hall) in memory of all those who have died from mesothelioma.
Public Meeting: “Asbestos Protection Crisis”
Speakers: Dr Linda Waldman – Co-author of report “Safe as Houses”
John Shiers – Social Housing Asbestos Campaigning
Place: Manchester Town Hall
Time: 12.30 – 2pm

The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund is delighted to invite you to “meet the experts” on Action Mesothelioma Day
This FREE event will enable mesothelioma sufferers, their families and health and social care professionals working in the field to meet specialists in the treatment of mesothelioma, researchers investigating the disease, and experts in the legal assistance available to sufferers, along with representatives from the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund (JHMRF). The day will have an informal, round table style, allowing attendees the opportunity to meet these experts, hear about their work and ask questions. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Respiratory physicians and oncologists who treat people with mesothelioma and solicitors, and other legal experts, who deal with mesothelioma cases, will also be present. There will be poster displays of research and related topics. Local support groups will also be on hand to talk to people and provide information about their membership and activities.
Time: 10am – 3.30pm
Place: Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS
Attendance must be pre-registered. To book your free place please contact:
Kate Hill, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, The University of Leeds
Charles Thackrah Building, 101 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9LJ
Tel: 0113 343 0864, Email:

Leicester Event
Service to be held in Leicester St Martin’s Cathedral. Tea, coffee and biscuits in the Cathedral
Place: Leicester St Martin’s Cathedral, 21 St Martin’s, Leicester, LE1 5DE

London Hazards Centre Action Mesothelioma Day (event supported by London Councils)
Information stalls and public meeting 1pm.
Release of sponsored doves dedicated to all those who have suffered from mesothelioma
Speakers: Dr Jeremy Steele, Medical Consultant St Bartholomews, Eileen Beadle, East London Mesothelioma Support Group,
Simon Hester Health & Safety Executive, Dr Andrew Lawson, Michael Dooley
Place: Robin Brook Centre, Seminar Room 4
St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield Campus
London EC1A 7BE
Time: 12.30 Followed by refreshments
Tel: 020 7794 5999

Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund
MKMRF is holding a memorial service at 11am at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle. The service is for all who have lost their lives to asbestos related diseases and mesothelioma in particular. The service will be followed by a sponsored dove release in their memory. Action Mesothelioma Day at St Nicholas Cathedral continues with a seminar between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Speakers: Michael Lees on Asbestos in Schools, along with health and legal professionals - all experts in the field of mesothelioma.
To book a place at the seminar or make a donation in memory of a loved one, please telephone 0191 2637386 or email a light lunch will be available for those who register to attend the seminar. Everyone is welcome to both events
Time: 11am
Place: St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle.

Sheffield and Rotherham Asbestos Group
SARAG will be a meeting to mark Mesothelioma Day at Minster Yard, Rotherham Minster to bring attention to the dangers of low level exposure to asbestos, particularly in schools.
Speakers to be confirmed include the Mayor of Rotherham, Rotherham MP's, South Yorkshire MEP, trades union representatives.
Dedications from friends and relatives - a reading of all the names of people who have been killed by mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer and asbestos-related diseases in South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.
Following the dedications, people will be able to light a remembrance candle. Light refreshment afterwards. All donations raised will go to asbestos-related disease research.
Time: 11.30am
Place: The RAIN Building, Eastwood Lane, Rotherham S65 1EQ.
Contact SARAG 01709 360 672

South West Mesothelioma Group - Plymouth Mesothelioma Action Day event
A short gathering at the memorial tree at Saltram House, Plympton, where if you wish you can lay a single stemmed flower tribute for the day and have a cream tea in the courtyard cafe. Information will be available on the day from a local Mesothelioma Specialist Nurse,
Mesothelioma UK, HSE, British Lung Foundation and other relevant organisations. Also there will be films about mesothelioma to view if you wish.
Please contact Kate Lansdell (Mesothelioma Specialist Nurse, Derriford Hospital) on 01752 763665 or email: for more information about the day and to confirm numbers for catering.

Asbestos Action Tayside
Asbestos Action Tayside is holding a patients and carers day in the Hilton Hotel, Dundee. A remembrance candle will be lit for the 44 members of Asbestos Action Tayside who lost their fight against mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases last year.
Speakers include a respiratory consultant, oncologist, a psychologist from the Maggie’s cancer care centres and a solicitor. Mesothelioma sufferers and their families/friends are welcome to come along.
Lunch will be served.
Place: Hilton Hotel, Dundee
Tel: 01382 225715

Hampshire Asbestos Support & Awareness Group (HASAG)
Hampshire Asbestos Support & Awareness Group (HASAG) is hosting this year’s Action Mesothelioma Day in Southsea. A Dove release in memory of all those victims lost to mesothelioma will be held at 12 noon on Southsea Common opposite the Queens Hotel.
Speakers: Speakers include Mr Hank Roberts, Junior Vice President of ATL and member of Asbestos in Schools Group, Penny Mordaunt, MP for Portsmouth North, and Mark Roland, Respiratory Consultant-Portsmouth Hospitals.
Place: This year’s public meeting will be held at The Queens Hotel, Clarence Parade, Southsea.
Time: 12 noon.