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UKATA Member Gears up for 24-hour Cycling Challenge to Raise Money for Mesothelioma UK

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Staff from a Northampton-based asbestos management consultancy will see their fundraising step up a gear when they take part in a 24-hour bike ride to raise money for a national charity.

On Thursday, September 21, a team from UKATA member Acorn Analytical Services, will take part in the cycling challenge to raise money for Mesothelioma UK, the only national charity dedicated to supporting people living with the cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos fibres.

Throughout the day, a team of staff will take it in turns to complete legs on an indoor exercise bike which will be set-up at Acorn Analytical Services’ Northampton office. They will be supported throughout by colleagues offering drinks, snacks and plenty of encouragement.

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Director Ian Stone said: “We’re so proud of the team for taking part in this 24-hour bike ride to raise money for a charity which is hugely important.

“Mesothelioma UK do an enormous amount to support people who are forced to live with the devastating effects of asbestos – a legacy which haunts us all.

“While our work focusses on giving people the information and support they need to manage asbestos safely, we also want to support those who haven’t been so lucky.

“With the support of the Northamptonshire business community behind us, we hope to be able to raise awareness on behalf of the charity, as well as much-needed funds which will go a long way to helping people get the support they need.”

For more information about the challenge, or to donate, visit their website at

Published on Thursday 7th September 2023