Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor, will join us on Action Mesothelioma Day, Friday 7 July

A picture of Andy StreetAndy Street, West Midlands Mayor, will join us on Action Mesothelioma Day, Friday 7 July in the centre of Birmingham at The Priory Rooms on Bull Street

We wanted to let you know the exciting news that Andy Street has agreed to join us for part of the afternoon on Friday 7 July. We want as many people as possible to be there, so that he knows how important the dangers from asbestos are for his constituents.

This is part of our jam-packed afternoon for people with asbestos related diseases which starts at 1pm. There is a tram stop right outside and it’s an easy walk from the New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street Stations. A free lunch and free teas, coffees, mineral water and juices will be provided.

An event for everyone affected by an asbestos related disease, patients, carers, family and friends

We’re holding the event on Action Mesothelioma Day because this will help us to raise awareness of the dangers caused by asbestos. That’s why we’re so glad Andy Street is joining us. Anyone interested in raising awareness about asbestos is welcome so if you can’t come yourself please encourage family and friends to attend.

A dove release to commemorate those we have lost 

After lunch there will be a time of remembering all those whom we have lost to these diseases. We will then update you briefly about our work. All proceeds from the event will go to the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund and there will be a chance to find out about their work. We will also hear about Your Health Companion, a new app  for mesothelioma patients, which the creators hope to make more widely available to people with asbestos related diseases. We will give you a brief update about our work and over lunch you can meet the members of our legal panel, who are sponsoring the event. And of course you will get the chance to meet and hear from Andy Street when he drops in during the afternoon.

And a lovely raffle prize too 

We also want to tell you more about our raffle. The first prize will be a  hallmarked sterling silver necklace with freshwater pearls very kindly donated by one of our service users who is a jeweller. It is valued at more than £100.

Places are limited so, if you’ve not already reserved a place, we’re asking you to ring our helpline, or send us an an email or a letter as soon as possible. 

At the same time we’re also asking you to make a donation (it’s up to you to choose how much) to the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund. 

You can donate now using this link

You can also send your gift by post, but please write the reference “AMD” on the back of your cheque – which should be made payable to Asbestos Support Central England – or by BACS payment. Please email us for details. We will then know that your gift is intended for the groundbreaking medical research that is sponsored by June Hancock.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!