Action Mesothelioma Day

Friday 6 July 2018

Action Mesothelioma Day is an annual day to raise awareness and pay tribute to all those people suffering with the mesothelioma cancer. The UK has the world’s highest incidence with more than 2,700 people diagnosed with mesothelioma each year and this number is increasing. The rising number of patients is directly linked to the UK’s continued import and use of asbestos into the late 1990s. Here are just some of the events taking place around the country on Action Mesothelioma Day 2018:

Leicester Anglia Darlington  |  Guy’s Chapel, London  |  Greater Manchester  |  HASAG  |    Kent  |    Liverpool  |  Papworth  |  Sheffield  |  Wales

Meso UK: Service of reflection and hope

Friday 6 July 2018, 2pm

Location: Leicester Cathedral

Mesothelioma UK, the Leicester-based national charity supporting people with asbestos-related cancer, is commemorating this year’s national Action Mesothelioma Day with a service of reflection and hope at Leicester Cathedral at 2pm on 6 July 2018.

Patients, carers, family members and local dignitaries will be invited to hang personal messages on a remembrance tree, listen to presentations from healthcare professionals and patients, witness a symbolic dove release and enjoy a strawberry cream tea after the service.

Everyone affected by mesothelioma is welcome to attend on Friday 6 July – please contact Jill Lemon on 0116 2965232 or email to register your interest and have a loved one’s name added to the scroll of remembrance which is displayed during the ceremony.

Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Sunday 1st July, 10am



Blackwell Grange Hotel, Friday 6th July, 11am

11.00          Chair: Leah Taylor Mesothelioma Team Leader, Mesothelioma UK/MKMRF/Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
11.15          Managing Pleural Effusions: Dr Lewis Standing, Pleural Fellow, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
11.30          MesobanK: Sallyanne Meakins, MesobanK Operational Manager
11.45          National Mesothelioma Research Network: Cheryl Lenny BLF Research and Partnership Manager
12.00          Mesothelioma UK update:   Leah Taylor
12.15          Keep on Keeping On:   Hazel McGregor, MKMRF
12.30          Ask the Experts
Commemorative Dove Release Samantha Cox PRASAG
1.00pm       Strawberry Tea and Raffle

Service of remembrance and thanksgiving in Guy’s Chapel

On 6th July from 10.30am to 11.15am there is a service of remembrance and thanksgiving at Guy’s Chapel in London.

This will be followed by a Mesothelioma Awareness Event co-hosted by LASAG and Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital.

If you would like to attend please contact Rachel Thomas on 0207 188 4758.

Greater Manchester

Albert Square, Friday 6th July, 12.30pm


HASAG: Butterfly release

Picture credit: HASAG

This year our Action Mesothelioma Day is on the 6th of July.
We have chosen to do a butterfly release!
There will be a bake sale, a raffle, a tombola and a buffet.
AMD is a great day to get together and raise money, everyone is welcome to attend! The venue is child friendly. There are no pets allowed.
We hope to see you there!
Last year’s Action Mesothelioma Day raised £30,000. Lets try and beat that this year!!! 


Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham Dockyard ME4 4ST, friday 6 July, 11.30am to 2.30pm

Brachers Legal Services and London Asbestos Support Awareness Group have organised an Action Mesothelioma Day in Gillingham, Kent on 6 July – ‘Mesothelioma: The past, present and future’ at Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham Dockyard ME4 4ST from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Speakers include Professor Karen Cox, Vice Chancellor at the University of Kent, Louise Gillham, Kent Mesothelioma UK nurse specialist, John Reeves, National Union of Teachers (NUT) representative, Mavis Nye, patient and campaigner, Professor Bill Cookson, National Mesothelioma Research Centre, Dr Tuck-Kay Loke, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Jeremy Horton, Asbestos Compensation Partner at Brachers.

Any questions that you would like to raise to the panel can be emailed to


Liverpool Town Hall, Friday 6th July, 11am to 3pm

Main Chamber for Conference

Professor Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor
Director of Research and Development National heart and lung Institute, Imperial College

Mr Raymond Nye (DVD Screening)
The impact of being a carer to a Mesothelioma sufferer

Ritchie the Ranger
Local Industrial Historian

12 Noon Sponsored Dove Release
A public act of remembrance to all victims who have fallen and those suffering with Mesothelioma

Click here for more information

Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group
3rd Floor, Oriel Chambers, 14 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 8TD
0151 236 1895 or

Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group
3, Fryer Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1ND
01928 576641 or


Papworth Mesothelioma Social Group

Papworth Village Hall, CB23 3RE, 1pm to 3pm

Help us to celebrate the Papworth Mesothelioma Social Group’s 10th birthday and the 100th birthday of Papworth Hospital.

Mr Stephen Posey, Chief Executive of Royal Papworth Hospital, will provide insight into the hospital move to Cambridge.

Dr Robert Rintoul will  give an update on treatments for mesothelioma and clinical trials.

Strawberry and cream shortbread and tea.

Join us for the beautiful release of doves.

Please reply by June 28th to Kate Slaven  on 01480 830541 ext. 4889 or or 2nd Floor Bernhard Baron Building, Royal Papworth Hospital, CB23 3RE.


Sheffield Cathedral, Friday 6th July, 11am to 1pm

Please click on the image to open a PDF with details.


National Waterfront Museum,Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD, Friday 6th July from 1.30pm

Guests are welcome to join us in the Ocean Room where presentations will be followed by light refreshments.

The event will close following a Dove Release at 4pm in the courtyard (subject to the weather).

RSVP: Please confirm attendance by Friday 29th June 2018 to Asbestos Awareness & Support Cymru (AASC) by:

Email: Phone: 01495 272479
Post: Manteg, Penslade, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9PB



To add your Action Mesothelioma Day 2018 event to this listing, please email with the details.


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