The London company, Bastow’s, contacted the JHMRF with a desire to raise money for mesothelioma research. The company’s CEO, Frank Bastow, lost his father to mesothelioma in 2012 and felt strongly that as a construction company he kept hearing many horror stories around asbestos. He said he has seen, “too many lives lost to an illness that can and should be prevented by good education, responsible management and proper care for workers.”
A wonderful team of people challenged themselves to the Newcastle to London cycle race on 22nd and 23rd August this year, including contracts director Nimesh Bharadia, the company’s health and safety chief. The initial target was £2,000 to pay for another year’s mesothelioma patient support group meetings in Leeds. After a gruelling 305 miles and 26 hours the total amount raised was more than twice that, £4720.
Cultural Director Niki Rosenbaum said, “I am so proud of our guys and delighted that they did this for such a great cause.”
Well done and a huge thank you to Barstow’s and everyone who contributed to the wonderfully generous donation for mesothelioma research.