Saturday, February 10, 2007

Mesathelioma Action Day - 27 February 2007

Mesathelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs caused by asbestos, is one of the hidden industrial disasters of the late twentieth century. Thousands of workers were negligently exposed to asbestos at work and as the disease can take 30 to 40 years to develop are only now realising the consequences.

Trade Unions have been very active in securing compensation for victims of mesathelioma and one of the ways of keeping the issue in the public eye in Action Mesathelioma Day.

Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group
Balloon release in Albert Square 12:30 p.m. to raise money for mesathelioma research and treatment. Donations may be sent to GMAVSG, Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Manchester M16 7WD.

Public Meeting 13.00 pm, Friends Meeting House. Speakers: Health Minister Andy Burnham MP; Rory O’Neill editor Hazards Magazine.
Contact: 0161 636 7555

Merseyside and Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Groups
Meeting at Liverpool Town Hall attended by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and the Mayor of Wirral at 12:00 noon
Contact: 0151 236 1895 (Merseyside) and01928 576 641 (Cheshire)

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST)
Asbestos meeting at Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield 11 a.m.-12:00 noon.
Contact DAST: 01246 231 441

Sheffield and Rotherham Asbestos Group (SARAG)
Balloon release with speakers at 11 a.m. at All Saints Square, Rotherham to raise money for mesothelioma research and treatment.
Contact SARAG: 0114 282 3212

Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund (MKMRF) (Newcastle)
Balloon release on Gateshead Millennium Bridge at 11 a.m. followed by refreshments.
Contact MKMRF: 0191 2630276

Ridings Asbestos Support and Awareness Group
Asbestos rally at 11 a.m. in Victoria Square, Leeds (opposite Leeds Town Hall)
Contact: 0131 231 1010

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