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Charity Calendar Raising Funds for British Lung Foundation Research

Authored by SWMSG

The iPlymouth Photography Group on Flickr has united with the South West Mesothelioma Support Group to produce a 2019 calendar which is raising funds for the British Lung Foundation's Mesothelioma Research Scheme.

A full preview can be found here .

The calendar was produced for free by Plymouth University Cartographer Jamie Quinn, in his spare time, and features the work of 41...

STEM ambassador achieves goal of apprenticeship with asbestos experts at Plymouth Science Park

Authored by Duncan Little

A graduate trainee at Kovia, one of the few UK companies specialising in the identification, on-going management and the safe removal of asbestos, is finally realising her university dream of becoming a specialist in the field.

A team of six are based at its prestigious Plymouth Science Park headquarters with a further four consultants and surveyors, working on various sites across the...

Presentation by Councillor Pauline Murphy to South West Mesothelioma Support Group

Authored by SWMSG

The South West Mesothelioma Support Group would like to extend sincere thanks to Councillor Pauline Murphy who presented Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist Christine Jones with a cheque for just over four thousand one hundred and twenty five pounds on 8 August. The same amount was also presented to Frontline Veterans.

This amazing amount was raised by various fund raising events...

Presentation by Halfway Harmony Choir to South West Mesothelioma Support Group

Authored by SWMSG

The South West Mesothelioma Support Group would like to extend sincere thanks to their friends in Halfway Harmony choir who have once again made a very generous donation to help those affected by asbestos related cancer.

A fantastic £39.11 was raised via bucket collections at local gigs and £677.60 was raised via the annual New Years Dip at Cawsand organised by the Torpoint and Rame...

‘Hear Asbestos, Think Prevention!’ – Global Asbestos Awareness Week

Authored by SWMSG

The first week of April is Global Asbestos Awareness Week. This is a campaign by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) which is the largest independent asbestos victims’ organisation in the United States. Its aims and objectives are to give victims a united voice, to educate and raise awareness and to push for a global asbestos ban.

This year’s campaign will translate...

Wally's Dance Party raises £770 for South West Mesothelioma Support Group

Authored by SWMSG

Lively music by 'Wally's Dance Party' was enjoyed in the beautiful setting of Plymouth Guildhall by those who attended an evening of ballroom and sequence dancing on Thursday 2nd February.

The event was organised by mesothelioma patient Wally Wright, in association with the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Pauline Murphy and her consort Councillor Brian Vincent, both...

Plymouth Royal Mail '300 Club' donates £1,000 to help those affected by Asbestos Cancer Mesothelioma

Authored by SWMSG

On 28 November 2016, the Plymouth Royal Mail Community Action Team, known as The 300 Club, donated a fantastic £9000 to various local charities and organisations.

The region's Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist Christine Jones was kindly presented with a cheque totalling £1000 for the South West Mesothelioma Support Group by BBC Devon Radio presenter David Fitzgerald and...

2017 iPlymouth Charity Calendar launched in aid of SW Mesothelioma Support Group and Mesothelioma UK

Authored by SWMSG

The 2017 iPlymouth Charity Calendar is now available to buy at £6 each.

Every single penny will be going to charity, ie. South West Mesothelioma Support Group and Mesothelioma UK - helping support families affected by asbestos related cancer and supporting research into finding a cure.

The condition takes thirty to fifty years to develop. There is currently a national epidemic...

Plymouth Lord Mayor’s Charity ‘Race Night’ for Mesothelioma Support Group & Veterans

Come and join us for a ‘night at the races’ and help raise funds for two very worthy local causes, ie. The South West Mesthelioma Support Group (supporting patients, families and carers affected by asbestos related cancer) and Frontline Veterans Support.

All the action takes place on a video screen. There will be chances to win money through placing bets on the horse of your choice for each race with the winner(s) taking a share of the bets placed for that race. Or buy a Tri Cast Ticket for £1 to be in with a chance to win £50!

Tickets are £3.00pp including sandwiches....

WI petitions to make Asbestos in Schools a national campaign

Authored by SWMSG

https://www.facebook.com/removeasbestosfromschools/

Sue Stephens, an ex teacher who retired to Crediton, recently lost her battle against mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Sue taught hundreds of children in her 30 years in the classroom and believed the cancer was caused by the job she loved.

Sue, who had launched a petition calling on the...

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