Marking Action Mesothelioma Day in the grounds of St Philip's Cathedral Birmingham

Action Mesothelioma Day 3rd July 2015

Public event followed by a ceremonial dove release from 11am in central Birmingham

The event will be held in the Council Chamber of the Birmingham Council House in Victoria Square, Birmingham. The theme is hope for the future and our speakers will be:

Dr Greg Deleuil, Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Medical Advisor

Greg is an amazing Doctor and tireless campaigner. Over the last quarter century he has examined and treated more than 20,000 patients who had been exposed to asbestos. He has also worked to raise awareness about the danger of asbestos in Australia and across the world.

Laurie Kazan-Allan, The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat

Laurie is at the forefront of the campaign for a global asbestos ban and better treatment for sufferers of asbestos related diseases. She is also on the organising committee for the International Mesothelioma Interest Group which is bringing the largest conference of medical researchers, health professionals and campaigners concerned with mesothelioma to Birmingham in May 2016.

There will also be poetry and readings and the music of the Clarion Singers.

The ceremonial dove release will take place at 12.30pm outside the Council House in Chamberlain Square. This will be followed by refreshments and the chance to swap experiences and meet people. Everyone is welcome.

Action Mesothelioma Day cards are available so that messages of support or remembrance can be displayed on the day. All donations collected at the event will be divided equally between the Mick Knighton and June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Funds.

To request cards or to find out more information about the day please contact us on 0121 678 8853 or email us here


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The Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK has issued a Charter for Justice for asbestos victims. The Charter sets out a small number of easily affordable reforms that would make a real difference to asbestos victims.

This country owes a debt of justice to asbestos victims and their families. We all have a duty to make sure victims receive the help they need. We all have an interest in making sure that asbestos is removed from the buildings we live and work in so that no one suffers in the future. This Charter sets out how we could achieve these aims. We hope everyone can support it. In particular we would like our politicians and policy makers to support it.

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