Established in 1997, The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund is the UK’s first and largest independent mesothelioma charity. We have raised more than £1.4 million, the majority of which being spent on quality research into the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma and the care of people with the disease.
Our charity is named after June Hancock; she successfully sued the asbestos factory owners whose negligence claimed her life. Alan Bennett grew up near June in Armley and has paid tribute to her courage.
“Those of the calibre of June Hancock are heroes.” – Alan Bennett
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One of the Fund’s greatest supporters, the Hampshire Asbestos Support and Awareness Group (HASAG), has donated another £15,000 to the JHMRF from the proceeds of fundraising activities involving more than 150 families on Action Mesothelioma Day. They held a dove release and a public meeting in the gardens of The Queens Hotel, Southsea on 4 July 2014.
This year has been an important one for the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund: the fund has awarded nearly £400,000 to support two important new research projects and a fellowship.
Irwin Mitchell have reported that the case of an asbestos-related cancer victim, whose case reached the Supreme Court in October 2014, will protect the rights of future sufferers to ensure they receive a fair settlement to provide for their families after their death.