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Lynne Halls organising a Charity Ball on 17 September 2016 in memory of her mum


Daughter organises charity ball after mum dies of asbestos cancer 

An autumn charity ball, including a three course dinner and live entertainment, will be held at Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 4 pm to raise money for Mesothelioma UK charity. 

Local band Killerstream will be performing, and there will be an auction and raffle to raise money for Mesothelioma UK.  It is a black tie event and women are asked to wear pale blue.  

Tickets cost £40 and can be purchased by calling Lynne Halls on 07775 613 172.

Margaret Edgington, from Cradley Heath, died from the disease in 2014, and her daughter Lynne Halls is looking to her mum's ex-colleagues for answers. Margaret worked as an usherette in the Classic Cinema in Quinton between 1975 and 1976, and then the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre from 1976 and 1986. 

Lynne said: "Nothing will ever bring back my mum, but I really want to know how she could have come into contact with asbestos as the dangers were known back then and it is only right that her past employers are held to account for their negligent actions.

"I'd be so grateful to anyone who worked with my mum or at Classic Cinema or Birmingham Hippodrome around that time to get in touch to help shed some light on how she would have been exposed to the substance." 

Lynne is particularly keen to speak to her mum's friend Anne - the two are pictured together meeting Des O'Connor at the Hippodrome.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Alida Coates at Irwin Mitchell on 0121 214 5230 or at alida.coates@irwinmitchell.com.