Andy Street’s Message to ASCE’s Supporters

A picture of Andy Street

Andy Street, the West Midlands Mayor, will be joining supporters of the West Midlands charity, Asbestos Support Central England, for an event on Action Mesothelioma Day, Friday 7th July, at the Priory Rooms in Bull Street Birmingham. The event begins at 1pm but Andy will be calling in at about 3pm and will speak briefly…

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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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Remember the dead, fight for the living!

International Workers' Memorial Day 2023 was commemorated at the Workers' Memorial in the grounds of St Phillip's Cathedral Birimingham.

International Workers’ Memorial Day 2023 was commemorated today at the Workers’ Memorial in the grounds of St Philip’s Cathedral. There were speakers from the Central England Hazards’ Trust, Asbestos Support Central England, the regional TUC, Birmingham Trades’ Council, Unite, Unison and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, as well as a song with new words specially written for…

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The Butterfly Group Christmas Lunch

If this image looks inviting, and you are someone from our area who has lost a loved one to an asbestos related disease, you might like to join the Butterfly Group for their annual Christmas lunch. It will take place on Monday 16 January at Browns. This in St Martin’s Square, in the Bullring, opposite…

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Sponsored Walk by Thompsons in Birmingham

It’s a week until the team at Thompsons do a sponsored walk around Birmingham to raise funds for Asbestos Support Central England.  We are very grateful to those who have agreed either to go on the walk for us or donate.  It’s not too late to sponsor the walkers! If you wish to make a…

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A personal view of mesothelioma by Rob Harper

Rob's band oranised a fundraising concert for ASCE before Christas and so far has raised £2,500 for our work. Rob is thirs from the right, and is wearing a red waistcoat.

It seems many years ago now that I was asked by Doug Jewell, who was then the manager of Asbestos Support Central England (ASCE)), if the Clarion Choir would sing for Action Mesothelioma Day. Clarion have long been prepared to support and raise awareness of issues that affect working people and their families so they…

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