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Tribute planned for asbestos disease victims as Plymouth-based law firm backs ‘Action for Mesothelioma Day'
Specialist Plymouth-based personal injury law firm Novum Law, which helps people affected by asbestos, is supporting ‘Action for Mesothelioma Day’ taking place this Friday (7th July 2017) at Saltram House in Plymouth.
The firm has sponsored a beautiful white dove release to mark ‘Action Mesothelioma Day’, an annual day on which events take place across the country to raise awareness and pay tribute to all those individuals affected by and who’ve lost their lives due to asbestos-related diseases.
Organised by the South West Mesothelioma Support Group, based at the Macmillan Mustard Tree Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital, the event is open to anyone affected by the asbestos disease mesothelioma.
Patients, relatives and friends are all invited to get together at the special event, in tribute to and in memory of patients affected by mesothelioma between 10am and 12pm at Saltram House, Saltram in Plymouth.
A special remembrance service will take place at the Cedar of Lebanon memorial tree which was planted by Jackie Lowe in 2008 as a tribute in memory of her father Roger and all mesothelioma patients and families past, present and future. The dove release will be followed by a Devon cream tea for everyone who attends.
Andrew Stinchcombe, Director of Novum Law and a specialist asbestos disease lawyer, said:
“Mesothelioma is a devastating disease which causes significant suffering for its victims and their families. It doesn’t usually develop until many years after exposure to asbestos and in fact, can take anything from 15 to 60 years, although the average is about 30-40 years after exposure. Unfortunately, thousands of people die each year as a result of just going about their everyday lives, working to make a living and getting exposed to asbestos dust.
“We have supported Action for Mesothelioma Day for many years now and are proud to sponsor the dove release which is always a special highlight of the day, watching the beautiful white doves soaring into the sky in memory of lost loved ones.
“We will always support families who have seen for themselves the tragic consequences of the dreadful asbestos legacy in the UK.”