Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group

Fundraising for a Mesothelioma UK nurse in Norfolk/Suffolk

Fundraising for Mesothelioma UK
£22,683
raised of £60,000 target
by 64 supporters
Mesothelioma UK have a ring fenced fund for a nurse in the Norfolk/Suffolk area.

Story

It is the aim of Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group and their sponsors Ashtons Legal, to raise enough money to fund a Mesothelioma UK Nurse Specialist post in either Norfolk or Suffolk.

Did you know that asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer which often proves fatal and kills sufferers in a tragically short period.

The provision of specialist mesothelioma nursing services trained in the charity sector by Mesothelioma UK (a cancer charity specialising in asbestos related diseases) can make a big difference to the lives of sufferers. They are experts in all issues related to mesothelioma including prevention, treatments, clinical trials and finances; and work with clinical teams to ensure equitable access to the best treatments in the UK.

Currently, there is only one specialist nurse based in the Eastern region, at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. This is a difficult and impossible journey for many sufferers living in central and eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.

It costs approximately £60,000 to fund a Mesothelioma UK Nurse Specialist for two days a week, over a two year period. Thereafter, the post is funded by Mesothelioma UK.



About the campaign

Mesothelioma UK have a ring fenced fund for a nurse in the Norfolk/Suffolk area.

About the charity

Mesothelioma UK

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We are the national charity for anyone affected by mesothelioma. A preventable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Your generous donations allow us to support people with mesothelioma to live better and longer and to prevent mesothelioma happening to future generations.

Donation summary

Total raised
£22,682.84
+ £525.35 Gift Aid
Online donations
£5,034.29
Offline donations
£17,648.55

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