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Following HASAG's hugely successful AMD 2020, we look forward to AMD 2021

The asbestos disease team was delighted to read of the success of this year's Virtual Action Mesothelioma Day in July, organised by the Mesothelioma Alliance UK, which raised a staggering £53,000, smashing the previous 2018 record. The event premiered on Facebook and YouTube.

The money will be shared between The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund, part-funding a Mesothelioma UK nurse and supporting those affected by asbestos-related diseases.

As ever, we're pleased to pledge our support to the impressive fundraising initiatives carried out by the asbestos disease community. With that in mind, we were interested to read of HASAG plans already afoot for AMD 2021.

Paul Cook, who was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2017, co-funded Erase Meso, a charity to raise vital funds for scientific research into the disease. His work has brought him into contact with many people within the mesothelioma community and support groups including HASAG.

Paul's aim is to raise awareness of mesothelioma throughout the UK, which has the highest rates of the disease in the world, and particularly that, despite being banned, asbestos remains a problem in many buildings across the UK.

Paul's plan is to create a series of events under the hashtag #ActionMeso which will lead into Action AMD 2021 and hopefully capture the public’s imagination and reach a significant number of people outside of the mesothelioma community.

The 2021 event will be held virtually and will be a national occasion. Paul says: 'AMD has always had a memorial aspect and we want to change the tone to be hopeful and positive and create the platform for 2022'.

Following on from Fieldfisher's very successful result in HASAG's Kili Climb this summer, the whole mesothelioma team is looking forward to getting stuck into whatever challenges HASAG presents us with next!

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