Marking Action Mesothelioma Day in the grounds of St Philip's Cathedral Birmingham

Action Mesothelioma Day 1st July 2016

Public event followed by a Dove Release from 11am in the Priory Rooms, Bull Street in central Birmingham

At 11am we will be gathering in the Main Meeting House at the Priory Rooms for a short programme of presentations, music and prayer to mark Action Mesothelioma Day.

Details of the participants and the order of events are below:

This year our speakers will be:

Jason Addy, Co-ordinator of the Save Spodden Valley campaign, which was set up to prevent irresponsible development of the 100 acre site which once contained the Rochdale Turner Brothers Asbestos factory, the largest asbestos textile factory in the world. Jason has also done extensive research into the effects of environmental exposure to asbestos.

Lee Barron, Secretary of the Midlands TUC. Lee joined the TUC in 2014 and prior to this he was with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) where he was the youngest Official within the union and also served as the Regional Secretary. Lee will be speaking on the TUC’s new guide on asbestos for workplace representatives and the need to remove this killer dust.

In additon to the presentations the Reverend David Butterworth, from the Churches and Industry Group, will lead a prayer for all those affected by asbestos related diseases and the Clarion Singers will provide the music.

Everyone is welcome and Action Mesothelioma Day cards are available so that messages of support or remembrance can be displayed on the day. All donations collected at the event will be divided equally between the Mick Knighton and June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Funds.

To request cards or to find out more information about the day please contact us on 0121 678 8853 or email us here


Asbestos- Time To Remove This Killer Dust 


Action Mesothelioma Day is our chance to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. This year the theme is Preventing Future Suffering; both by ensuring no one is put in danger by being exposed to asbestos and by funding medical research to ensure we have better treatments and, eventually, a cure.

As part of this year's events we are asking everyone to write to their MP and ask them to support the All Party Group on Occupational Health and Safety's call for an asbestos eradication law. We want to see the removal of asbestos from all public buildings by 2028. We hope that all MPs will support such a law and help end the misery caused by
asbestos related diseases.

Please urge your MP to show their support.

We would like your help today:
Please download the postcard here and send it to your MP today.


New Job Opportunity at Asbestos Support

Benefits Advisor (Part Time)

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The salary will be 20,456 (pro-rata 28 hours per week 15,480) and you will be Birmingham based, working throughout central England.

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Please note: The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th February 2013.


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