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Action for Mesothelioma Day 2015

Fieldfisher lawyers have been out in force supporting Action Mesothelioma Day 2015, in which Asbestos charities around the country have put together events to promote awareness of asbestos and it's dangers, as well as to commemorate those who have died from the disease.

Andrew Morgan has been supporting HASAG at the Queens Hotel down in Southsea, near Portsmouth. HASAG provide support and advice to mesothelioma sufferers across the south of England and their families, and prior to today had already raised £16,000 for this event. Doves were released by local MP Penny Mordaunt and Anne Moylan, a lung cancer and mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist to commemorate those who had died from mesothelioma. Other events included presentations, talks on treating mesothelioma and a raffle.

Peter Williams has been at an event in Gateshead organised by the British Lung Foundation which has included talks from various medical professionals including  Dr Mark Weatherhead, a respiratory consultant from North Tyneside hospital, and Beth Sage from UCL, who has done some studying into genetically modified cell therapy in mesothelioma.

Shaheen Mosquera has attended an event in London organised by London Hazards Centre, where events have included a dove release in memory of those who have died from mesothelioma, and talks around the subject from various organisations with in the UK and also America. The event is being used to promote the Asbestos Victims Charter for Justice, which has 5 key points it would like to be raised  - achieving welfare justice, achieving a fair compensation system, obtaining the right for decent medical treatment for victims, supporting properly resourced medical research and preventing further tragedies.

In addition to this Fieldfisher lawyers were yesterday present at an event at Guy and St Thomas' Hospital supporting a cake sale to help victims of mesothelioma, including Andrew Morgan who was more than happy to help out with the consuming of the cakes!

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