Taking place annually, Action Mesothelioma Day sees hundreds of people come together throughout the UK to raise awareness of mesothelioma, and pay tribute to people suffering with asbestos related cancer and those affected by mesothelioma.
There are a number of events taking place throughout the UK by numerous different charities and supporters, we are aware of the following:
Derbyshire Asbestos Support Group (DAST), Friday 5th July 2019, 10:00am
DAST are holding en event at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, Matlock. The event is due to start at 10am, with refreshments and a campaign update from Chair Dave Trigg. Followed by an optional 1 mile walk to launch "Walk a Mile for Mesothelioma 2019" lunch and entertainment.
Contact DAST for more information
Mesothelioma UK, Friday 5th July 2019, 2:00pm
Mesothelioma UK will host a service at Leicester cathedral followed by a dove release, tea and cake. The event is due to start from 2:00pm.
Contact Meso UK or call 0800 1692409 to register your interest and request your paper dove for the remembrance tree.
Greater Manchester Asbestos Victms Support Group (GMAVSG), Friday 5th July 2019, 12:30pm
In memory of those who have died from Mesothelioma a dove release will take place on Barbirolli Square (next to the Bridgewater Hall) in central Manchester, starting at 12.30 pm.
Followed by a public meeting at 1pm, which takes place in the nearby Friends Meeting House on Mount Street, close to Manchester Town Hall. Speaking this year will be Lorraine Creech of Mesothelioma UK.
See GMAVSG for more information
South West Asbestos Support Awareness Group (SWASAG), Friday 5th July 2019, 11:30am - 3:00pm
SWASAG hosts a day of remembrance with guest speakers, lunch and a butterfly release. The event starts at 10:00am at St Elizabeth's House, Plymouth.
Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru (A.A.S.C), Friday 5th July 2019
A.A.S.C will be hosting an event in Cardiff this year to mark Action Mesothelioma Day. They are extending a warm welcome to all those who are living with a diagnosis of mesothelioma and their families. They also extend a warm welcome to those who have lost loved ones as a result of exposure to asbestos.
Call 01495 272 479 for more information
Papworth Mesothelioma Social Group, Friday 5th July, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
The Papworth Mesothelioma Social Group are going to host a dove release along with tea and cake at the Hemingford Abbots Village Hall and all are welcome.
Email Kate for more information and to show your interest
Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire, Friday 5th July, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire will host visitors with a celebratory balloon arch where guests can write the names of loved ones on the balloons. Afternoon tea will then be followed on by a butterfly release on the Leeds Town Hall steps.
Email Simon for more information
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund, Friday 5th July, 10:00am - 4:00pm
The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund will host an event which brings together patients, families, doctors and researchers to help develop deeper understanding of mesothelioma research at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Email The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund to book your place
Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group, Friday 5th July, 12pm
The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group will host a dove release at 12pm with a buffet, raffle and a 'Meet the experts' session.
For more information contact The Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group
HASAG, Friday 28th June, 11:30am
HASAG are holding an event at The Innnlodge, Burrfields Road, Portsmouth. Their will be a raffle, tombola, cake sale, buffet and a butterfly release.
For more information please visit HASAG
Readley Asbestos and Mesothelioma Support, Friday 5th July, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Readley Asbestos and Mesothelioma Support will host a dove release, afternoon tea and have guest speakers. The event takes place at the Redworth Hall Hotel in Newton Aycliffe.
For more information, please visit the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund Facebook Page
Brachers Solicitors, Friday 5th July, 11am
Brachers Solicitors invite you to join them for lunch at the Royal Dockyard Church in Chatham. You will get the opportunity to hear from the leading oncologist, Dr. Peter Szlosarek of St. Bart’s Hospital. From 1:00pm, Brachers Solicitors specialist advisers will be their to discuss any questions you may have
For more information, please visit the Brachers Solicitors
Royds Withy King, Saturday 6th July, 11am
Royds Withy King are hosting a ceremony at the Mesothelioma Memorial Gardens, Queens Park, Swindon. The ceremony will be followed on with drinks and cake in the Park Cafe. Their will also be speakers, a dove release and a memorial tree. Royds Withy King request that you bring photos of your loved ones that have suffered from an asbestos-related disease.
Please call 01793 847 707 for more information
Anglia Asbestos Diseased Support Group, Sunday 7th July, 10am
Anglia Asbestos Diseased Support Group are hosting an event where their Members can attend the service of music, poetry and readings. This will then be followed on by the release of Doves. Their will then be a Roll Call to commemorate the loss of loved ones which will then be followed on by a buffet lunch and a visit to the Old Abbey and tomb of St. Edmund. The event takes place at the St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds.
For more information, see Anglia Asbestos Diseased Support Group
London Asbestos Support Awareness Group (LASAG), Friday 5th July, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
LASAG invite you to an event to recognise and remember those who have been affected by asbestos-related diseases. Attendee's will be welcomed from Mavis Nye followed on by Cream Tea. The event takes place a the ARCA Village Hall in Canterbury
For more information, please visit the LASAG Facebook Page
South Yorkshire Asbestos Victims Support Group, Friday 5th July, 11:30am - 1:00pm
South Yorkshire Asbestos Victims Support Group are holding a commemorative reading followed on by speakers, Sheffield Soloist Choir, refreshments and a buffet lunch. The event takes place at the Sheffield Cathedral.
Please call 01709 360 672 for more information
Are you hosting an activity for Action Mesothelioma Day? List your event by contacting UKATA Marketing Assistant Nathan Shaw, providing details of the event to include the time, date, location and booking information.