Service user appears on ITV Central News

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Martin Hillsom, one of our service users, appeared last night on a package about asbestos removal in the ITV Central News teatime broadcast. He featured alongside Harminder Bains from the law firm Leigh Day. The package starts 16 minutes into the programme. Photo by Nicolas J Leclercq on Unsplash

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10 ways to help you relax when you have an asbestos related disease

Woodland path by water with a footbridge across it

Living with an asbestos related disease is stressful at the best of times. Relaxing activities can help us feel better physically, mentally and spiritually. In a new article Nurse Dana Nolan reminds us that they can also help us to improve our immune function and reduce inflammation and digestive problems [1]. The key to finding…

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The Guardian lambasts Altrad

An article in today’s GUARDIAN accuses Altrad (Altrad UK Ireland And Nordics) of trying to whitewash its reputation by sponsoring international rugby. This is the first major press coverage of our #CapeMustPay campaign. Read the article for yourself at…/uk-asb”estos-firm-owners… We are only asking Altrad to donate the same sort of money to mesothelioma research…

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Politicians challenged to stop giving money to Altrad

The Forum of Asbestos Victims Support Groups has written to Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer asking them to make sure that Altrad no longer wins contracts for cleaning up the asbestos which their own subsidiary, Cape, provided in the first place. This come in the wake of a £30.8 million contract to help decommission and…

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Another protest goes ahead outside the offices of Cape / Altrad in Warrington

Protesters from the Forum of #Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups are pictured outside the head offices of Altrad/Cape in #Warrington on Monday. Why were they there? They were there because our service users contracted the terminal cancer mesothelioma and other serious diseases such as asbestosis, pleural thickening and lung cancer, after exposure to Cape’s products. Altrad…

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Monday’s visit to the memorial for Cape employees

Shelly Asquith addressing the gathering at Barking

Last Monday members of the UK Forum of asbestos support groups visited the memorial to employees of Cape who have died as a result of exposure to asbestos in Cape’s factories. The memorial is in Barking, where Cape had one of their factories until the 1960s. They were one of the leading manufacturers of asbestos…

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The Forum takes our Cape campaign to Parliament

On Monday 10 July the National Forum of Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups took the Cape campaign to Parliament. Our manager, Neil Bishop, is pictured with our Cape Must Pay banner on Parliament Square in front of Big Ben. A number of members of Parliament came out to meet us and others signed the Early Day…

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Andy Street joins us for Action Mesothelioma Day

Andy Street with the Cape Must Pay banner

Action Mesothelioma Day in the West Midlands was a big success. More than sixty people gathered at the Priory Rooms in Bull Street, Birmingham, where we were joined for part of the afternoon by the region’s mayor, Andy Street. A full report and more photos will follow, but for the time being we wanted to…

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Butterfly Group Canal Trip

Our Butterfly Group for those who have been bereaved by an asbestos related disease meets regularly for coffee and cake in Birmingham. However, once or twice a year members of the Group venture on an outing. This year found them enjoying a canal trip on the canal network around Birmingham. They enjoyed a fish and…

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