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New Business Manager at national cancer charity

Faye Forde joins Mesothelioma UK to help run the charity’s business operations Mesothelioma UK has appointed Faye Forde as its new Business Manager. Faye will work with the charity’s seven-strong Operations Team to manage its business operations and help it to achieve its business goals. Mesothelioma UK funds 18 Clinical Nurse…

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New Grants and Trusts fundraiser appointed

Ian Poynton joins Mesothelioma UK to help to boost the charity’s income for support of asbestos-related cancer patients Ian Poynton has been appointed as Grants and Trusts Fundraiser for Mesothelioma UK, supporting people with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. Ian will be based at the charity’s Leicester headquarters and will work…

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Research grant awarded to study how patients can ‘live well’ with cancer

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Karen Lord has received funding to investigate how patients with mesothelioma, can improve their quality of life Karen Lord, a Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, has been awarded a grant for £8,000 by Mesothelioma UK and the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses…

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Supporting Our Armed Forces service at military show

Mesothelioma UK volunteers, supporters and members of the armed forces and veterans’ groups attended the annual Hunstanton (Norfolk) Military Show on 1 and 2 September. The event attracted militaria enthusiasts from across East Anglia and the East Midlands and was organised by local benefactor Mr. Harold Payne and the Normandy…

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Alert for Sea King military helicopter engineers

Mesothelioma UK welcomes the MOD’s transparency regarding potential asbestos exposure connected to Sea King Helicopters. Mesothelioma is a public health disaster and any steps toward awareness are to be applauded. If anyone is concerned or would like to find out more about mesothelioma please do not hesitate to contact us…

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Newsletter from AASC

Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru has produced its summer 2018 newsletter: Our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sarah Morgan, works closely with this support group in Wales. You can find out more about them at www.a-a-s-c/.org.uk or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Mesothelioma UK wins £4,000 donation following public vote of Everest front garden displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

£8,000 donated to British charities following public vote of Everest front garden displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Three British charities are set to benefit thanks to donations from home improvement company Everest following a visitor vote at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show earlier this month.…

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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures, including mesothelioma deaths 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2016. From the HSE press release: Mesothelioma, contracted through past exposure to asbestos and one…

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Service of reflection and hope to be held at Leicester Cathedral at 2pm on 6 July 2018

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. Action Mesothelioma Day is an annual day to raise awareness and pay tribute to all…

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Mesothelioma UK awards funding for research into improving follow-up care for patients

Mesothelioma UK has awarded a grant for £25,000 for research into improving follow up care for UK patients with mesothelioma, the asbestos-related cancer. The recipient of the grant is Dr Catherine Henshall, Senior Nursing Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, who will carry out a study to identify best practice…

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