Asbestos

UKATA to attend opening of new Mesothelioma UK Headquarters on 15 December

On Friday 15 December 2017, Marketing & Events Officer Victoria Castelluccio of the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is set to attend the official opening of Mesothelioma UK’s new headquarters at The Sidings, in Leicester, with the ribbon due to be cut by HM Lord-Lieutenant, Jennifer, Lady Gretton.

Mesothelioma UK is UKATA’s charity of the year and the Association is a corporate donor, supporting the national charity in delivering a range of services and resources. Victoria’s attendance demonstrates UKATA’s ongoing commitment to support the charity in its efforts to combat a killer asbestos related disease, that has no cure.

“Mesothelioma is the biggest killer in terms of Asbestos related deaths and UKATA is proud to support a charity that does so much to improve care and treatment for patients and carers alike,” said UKATA Marketing & Events Officer Victoria Castelluccio. “It has been great working with the charity this year and the new headquarters gives them the facilities they need to ensure their vital work continues.”

Committed to providing specialist information, support and education, Mesothelioma UK is improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers. Integrating with NHS front line services, means the charity helps to ensure that specialist mesothelioma nursing is available at the point of need.

UKATA supports a range of charities, including the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) and the Mavis Nye Foundation, established this year to support individuals affected by asbestos related cancer and fund research. With two fifths of deaths in the workplace attributable to asbestos related lung cancers and figures not expected to fall for a decade, UKATA and Mesothelioma UK still have much to do.

“In addition to UKATA’s role in promoting training in asbestos awareness, we also support the efforts of all who share our objectives to see an end to mesothelioma,” added Victoria. “I’m really looking forward to meeting the Mesothelioma UK team and helping them celebrate this exciting new move and discussing our efforts to raise asbestos awareness and continue the fight against mesothelioma in the years ahead.”

UKATA is the leading authority for asbestos training provision in the United Kingdom. Tasked by the HSE in 2008 to manage the licensed asbestos training providers, UKATA has gone from strength to strength and now has over 180 member organisations from all corners of the UK. For further information, visit www.ukata.org.uk or call 01246 824 437

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