To promote virtual socialising and in order to raise money for the charity and keep people engaged, Mesothelioma UK are appealing for people to hold a virtual coffee morning whilst we are all in lockdown.
Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for mesothelioma, providing free specialist mesothelioma information, support & improved care and treatment for patients and carers.
Breathing in asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos-related disease, which is the UK’s biggest workplace killer. There are over 5000 asbestos-related deaths each year, with over 2500 being due to mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that mostly affects the lining of the lungs and has a long latency period averaging 30 – 40 years from the time of exposure to the time of diagnosis. Currently, there is no cure for mesothelioma, but treatment is given to try and help the symptoms.
Mesothelioma UK integrates into NHS front line services funding research, patient information and support and especially ensuring specialist mesothelioma nursing is available at the point of need. The charity has a growing network of specialist mesothelioma nurses, regionally based in NHS hospitals but funded by Mesothelioma UK.
To get involved with the Mesothelioma UK Virtual Coffee Morning, open up a video chat on a day of your choosing, and invite people to join you with a cuppa. People can donate as much or as little as they want. Mesothelioma UK have suggested the price of a standard cup of coffee as a starting point.
To encourage others to get involved, Debbie Nixon, Nathan Shaw, Sasha Brailsford and Max Floyde held their own coffee morning and shared over social media encouraging others to hold their own.
Senior Digital Giving Officer, Alyshia Riley, said:
“If you can, please share and encourage others to share the donation page the #mesomorningcoffee hashtag and any photos on social media as much as they can so we can get as many people involved and most importantly keep in touch!
You can download our lovely new Meso UK bunting to print and hang up as decoration here and if you need any other materials let our fundraising team know and we will do our best to post out what you need whilst we are working from home.”
If you have any questions or need anything specific, please direct your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can donate to the Just Giving page here: