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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Supporters of ASCE demonstrate outside Altrad’s UK headquarters

Supporters of Asbestos Support Central England went to Rotherham on Wednesday to protest outside Altrad’s UK headquarters. Altrad is the owner of Cape, a firm which manufactured asbestos products and caused an epidemic of asbestos related diseases. Some of the people pictured are patients with the disease mesothelioma. Others have been bereaved by this incurable…

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

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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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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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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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Andy Street’s Message to ASCE’s Supporters

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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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Watch Dr Xand Talking to People About Mesothelioma

People living with mesothelioma report that this is an excellent programme from the BBC. It features Liz Darleston, the CEO of Mesothelioma UK, as well as two patients who talk about their condition. They explain how they were exposed to asbestos. Something to share with your friends. The link is here.  

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