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Action Mesothelioma Day Review 2016.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Groups held their annual Action Mesothelioma Day, on Friday 1st July, at Wallasey Town Hall.
The meeting brought together victims and their families, with a sponsored Dove release at 12 noon in memory of all those who had lost their lives to Mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. The Dove release was preceded by a minute’s silence for all victims of asbestos and in commemoration of all those killed at the battle of the Somme and all wars on this Centenary of the battle.
Over 100 victims and their families attended the event, and highlighting the day’s event were the children from New Brighton School on the Wirral, representing “Tomorrow’s Workers”. Not only remembering past and present generations of victims, but to continue the fight to rid their future of asbestos and the insidious diseases they cause.
Speakers on the day included Nurse Lorraine Creech, Senior Mesothelioma Nurse Specialist and Jeff Morgan, a retired Occupational Physician.
Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton, and Honorary President of the Merseyside Group attended on behalf of all the Cheshire and Merseyside Members of Parliament, all of whom were at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, at the Battle of the Somme commemoration. All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to the June Hancock and Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Funds, who are dedicated to finding a cure for Mesothelioma.
The Cheshire and Merseyside Groups would like to express their sincere thanks to all the Civic Dignitaries, MP’s, Guest speakers, Staff at the Town Hall and Sponsors of the event for their valued contributions and support.
Lastly, we would like to express our special thanks to the Victims, Families and friends who came along to support the event and all those that made financial donations to Mesothelioma Research.