JDR Cable Systems Ltd selects Meso UK as 2019 charity

JDR Cable Systems Ltd, a global expert in subsea cables and umbilicals, provides the vital connection to both the renewable energy and oil & gas industry. The company has announced that its chosen charity for 2019 will be Mesothelioma UK, along with local support group PRASAG (Paul Readhead Asbestos Support Awareness Group).

As part of JDR’s commitment to supporting its community, JDR organises events year-on-year to raise money in support of its respective local charities. This year’s support for Mesothelioma UK will help to raise awareness of mesothelioma, supporting local specialist nursing units, and help local support groups that give the patients and their families a lifeline through counselling and guidance.

JDR welcomes everyone to join it for any of its fundraising events during 2019, especially the 7th Annual Charity Summer Ball ‘The Grand Prix Dinner’ which will be held on Friday 26 July 2019 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, County Durham. Tickets are now available and can be purchased online.

Further fundraising events for Mesothelioma UK & PRASAG during 2019 include:

  • Friday 19 April 2019: Team Karting Endurance Race at the Teesside Karting Autodrome with prize giving by F1 Race Engineering celebrity, Rob Smedley
  • July 2019 date TBC: 2-day sponsored Coast and Castles 200 mile Edinburgh to Newcastle Cycling


  • 26 July 2019: 7th Annual Charity Summer Ball, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield
  • Summer 2019 date TBC: Charity Golf Day, location TBC
  • Late August 2019: Sponsored Hadrian’s Wall Family Walk, with overnight camping stop and barbeque

Christian Wain, Senior Production Engineer at JDR, said: “We are thrilled to have announced that JDR will be supporting fundraising for Mesothelioma UK and PRASAG throughout 2019. It is so important that we raise a greater awareness and understanding of mesothelioma.  JDR’s voice throughout the industry will help spread the message far and wide that action needs to be taken. It’s so exciting to see five fundraising events already planned for 2019 including our 7th Annual Charity Summer Ball on Friday 26 July where everyone is most welcome.”

Liz Darlison, Head of Services at Mesothelioma UK, added: “We’re delighted that JDR Cable Systems Ltd has chosen Mesothelioma UK and PRASAG, our local support group in the north east, as their chosen charity for 2019.

“Their support means so much to all of us and most importantly to our patients. We wish them every success in their calendar of fundraising events in 2019.”

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