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£1,825
raised of £2,500 target by 40 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,825 to assist asbestos support groups, who do invaluable work for asbestos disease sufferers throughout the country.

    Funded on Tuesday, 21st July 2020

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    Leigh Day go around the UK… virtually!

    We at Leigh Day know the tireless and invaluable work that all of the support groups put in to assisting people suffering from life-changing asbestos-related diseases. We see day-in/day-out the incredible help provided to our clients, who speak so highly of the support groups and the support group workers. Never more so during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, when it has become harder than ever for sufferers of asbestos-related diseases.

    We have therefore decided to dedicate June 2020 to raising funds and awareness for all of the support groups.

    To reach our target, we are engaging in a ‘virtual tour’ of the support groups of England, Scotland and Wales to ‘visit’ the support groups and raise funds for each of them. We will be recording the miles covered on our daily exercise, whether by foot, bike, canoe, kayak… perhaps even a walk to a (virtual) castle! We will be marking the sites of some of the notorious asbestos hotspots in each region and paying respect to those who have suffered as a result of their terrible legacies.

    We will be supporting a number of support groups and between us, we will travelling just over 1,500 miles!

    Our route will start in Dundee before taking in Edinburgh and Glasgow, County Durham (eye test anyone?!), Barrow and Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derby, Birmingham, Fishguard, Cardiff, Bristol, Plymouth, Southampton, and Medway. We will then (virtually) finish at our London office in Farringdon.

    We might not be able to meet all of the incredible support group workers in person to thank them for their work, but hopefully we can see you all on the other side of COVID-19!

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    • Claire Spearpoint2 months ago
      Claire Spearpoint

      Claire Spearpoint

      2 months ago

      Thank you so much for all your support and donations to date! We are now 1 week into our virtual tour, and have completed 559km. We are currently on the banks of Lake Windermere, having spent the past week 'visiting' Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle and all the beautiful countryside in between. If you want to keep up to date with how we are doing, please see our blog (https://www.leighday.co.uk/Blog/June-2020/Asbestos-Support-Group-Challenge-week-1) or follow us on Twitter @LDAsbestos. Wish us luck for week 2! Many thanks again.

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    Supporters

    40

    • Keith Bintley

      Keith Bintley

      Jul 8, 2020

      Well done, keep up the momentum

      £100.00

    • Garry Campbell

      Garry Campbell

      Jul 3, 2020

      In memory of Ruth Campbell, with enormous thanks to both Leigh Day and Asbestos Support Central England fir their help and support over the last few months.

      £100.00

    • Patrick Walsh

      Patrick Walsh

      Jul 1, 2020

      excellent outcome !

      £50.00

    • Rachel B

      Rachel B

      Jun 30, 2020

      Well done guys!! Very creative way to support such a worthy cause 👏🏻

      £10.00

    • Mark Nicholson

      Mark Nicholson

      Jun 30, 2020

      Fantastic effort for a very deserving cause.

      £25.00

    • Chris Chambers

      Chris Chambers

      Jun 29, 2020

      Well done to the Leigh Day team. A very good effort.

    • Alan Mckenna

      Alan Mckenna

      Jun 26, 2020

      Great effort guys!

      £20.00

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