Asbestos disease support group continues support for mesothelioma patients across the UK
The HASAG Asbestos Disease Support group for sufferers in the south of England, has generously donated £20,000 to Mesothelioma UK.
The donation will be used to fund research into the treatment of the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma and for care of existing patients.
The money was raised from HASAG’s Action Mesothelioma Day in 2016 and other related events.
HASAG has supported Mesothelioma UK for over three years with fundraising now passing £55,000. This support has enabled a number of initiatives for mesothelioma patients in the south of England including the recruitment of a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anne Moylan, who is team leader for Mesothelioma UK nurses across the south of the country, covering London, Wales, Cambridge, Oxford and Plymouth.
Lynne Squibb from HASAG said: “HASAG is a completely independent, campaigning organisation and thanks to the extremely generous and amazing support of our group, we continue to raise thousands of pounds for asbestos illness and patient support. This fundraising effort is vital and through the money raised for Mesothelioma UK in particular, we’ve been able to fund the appointment of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Anne Moylan who has been amazing for mesothelioma patients in the south of England.
“We hope to continue to keep this support going and help Mesothelioma UK to continue its great work into the treatment, care and support of mesothelioma patients across the UK.”
Liz Darlison, Mesothelioma UK Director of Services and Consultant Nurse,
commented: “We can’t thank HASAG supporters enough for all of the great work that they do to raise awareness of, and provide support for this awful disease of mesothelioma. Their fundraising efforts have been pivotal in helping us to extend support for patients in the south, particularly through the recruitment of Anne who is providing first-hand support to patients, carers and families through clinics, events, as well as providing literature, advice and ongoing support.”
HASAG is a registered charity, providing advice and support to sufferers and their families affected by asbestos-related diseases. It was formed in 2006 by Lynne and Diane who sadly lost their own father in 2005. It offers a free and confidential service that includes help and advice on benefits, home visits, monthly support group meetings and information about asbestos-related illnesses and compensation claims. www.hasag.co.uk
About Mesothelioma UK
Mesothelioma UK is a national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients, their carers and health care professionals. The centre promotes the development of Specialist Mesothelioma Nursing practice and funds 12 specialist nursing posts around the UK.
Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust is based at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Our services are free of charge and we rely entirely on donations, legacies, fundraising and sponsorship for financial support.
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