- The Mesothelioma Handbook
- Join us on 7 July to ‘Meet the Researchers’
- JHMRF Scientific Workshop brings together UK researchers
- Clinical Trials in Mesothelioma: The British Lung Foundation Survey
- Family appeal for information
- Calls for action on asbestos in schools
- China breaks law to ship asbestos
- Fund features in global asbestos commemoration
- Teaching union makes new call for asbestos removal from schools
- An invitation to join us for Action Mesothelioma Day 2016
- Government’s £5m mesothelioma pledge
- New mesothelioma handbook now available
- All Party Parliamentary Group Meeting
- International Mesothelioma Conference
- Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Levy 2015/16
- The mighty HASAG continue to support research work
- Read and raise funds for JHMRF
- JHMRF and MesSY work in partnership for AMD
- Fund attending global mesothelioma summit
- Proposals for new asbestos eradication law welcomed
- Thank you, Michael Lees
- Action Mesothelioma Day 2015
- SARAG Action Mesothelioma Day Event
- Join us on Action Mesothelioma Day 2015
- Call to sign mesothelioma research petition
- BBC drama series highlights the dangers of asbestos
- Workplace exposure levels to asbestos remain far too high
- Web app launched for people working with asbestos
- HSE run ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign
- New rules for asbestos compensation
- Football legend Stuart Pearce backs asbestos safety campaign
- Landmark judgment secures access to justice for Mesothelioma sufferers
- Dr Mick Peake recognised with prestigious national award
- Supreme Court awards landmark victory
- Calls for removal of asbestos in Leeds schools
- High Court halts Government plans to increase asbestos victims’ legal costs
- Report on asbestos in cosmetic talc
- Asbestos: the killer that still surrounds us
- GB mesothelioma deaths to peak towards end of decade
- Action Mesothelioma Day Leeds 2014
- What do you want from health apps?
- Yorkshire named as mesothelioma hotspot
- Justice Committee urges the Government to undertake a fresh consultation
- Mesothelioma Research e-Petition
- Michael Lees Awarded MBE in Honours List
- Your invitation to join us on Action Mesothelioma Day 2014
- Mesothelioma sufferer shares his story in a blog
- A bid to make changes to the Mesothelioma Bill fails in Commons
- Sheffield lawyers urge changes to asbestos Bill
- Appeal for Amendment to the Mesothelioma Bill – we need your help.
- Charities furious at one-sided mesothelioma reform consultation
- Review of legal costs protest
- Action Mesothelioma Day 2013
- 2013 Mesothelioma Bill – A petition for change
- Demonstrators protest against Russian asbestos mining
- Action on Russian Asbestos
- 2013 International Women’s Day Event
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- Campaigning Internationally
- Mesothelioma UK’s 7th Patient and Carer Day
- European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress: Vienna, September 2012
- Welcome to our new Patron!
- 7th Patient and Carer Day – London 6th October 2012
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- People dying from asbestos is not a health issue
- New Compensation Scheme for Untraced Insurance but 50% Asbestos Victims Excluded
- Action Mesothelioma Day Leeds
- An invitation to Action Mesothelioma Day 2012
- A female face of Britain’s asbestos catastrophe
- Asbestos and shift work boost work-related cancer deaths
- Armley memorial to asbestos victims
- Landmark victory for asbestos victims
Tag Archives: Action Mesothelioma Day
July 17, 2012
An event by The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund (JHMRF)
Despite the horrendously wet weather the Action Mesothelioma Day (AMD) event held on 6 July 2012 at The Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds was well attended – a credit to everyone who struggled through the torrential rain to mark this very important day dedicated to remembering the victims of asbestos.
The theme of the day was ‘Funding mesothelioma research: a forum for fundraisers and individuals affected by mesothelioma’.
The event provided the opportunity for patients, their families and anyone interested in mesothelioma to hear an update on the JHMRF mesothelioma research awards, and short presentations from JHMRF trustees Russell Hancock, Adrian Budgen and Dr Kate Hill. Expert charity fundraiser Mr John Haigh of Martin House Hospice in Boston Spa was our guest speaker and he shared his valuable experience whilst at the same time challenging everyone to think of what might work for them. A very interesting and rewarding session – many attendees left with a list of ideas to start work on straight away! This was followed by a workshop style session which was very interactive and during which we discussed research funding and shared fundraising ideas. The afternoon was rounded off with a delicious afternoon tea, with sandwiches and cakes.
Elsewhere on Action Mesothelioma Day
Adrian Dobbs* represented the JHMRF at an AMD event organised by support group HASAG (Hampshire Asbestos Support and Awareness Group). Everyone was very welcoming, and it was an enjoyable day. HASAG has many members in the group and Adrian was very impressed by the help they are able to provide. JHMRF newsletters were laid out on the chairs so that those attending could learn more about the Fund and the high quality mesothelioma research we fund. Everyone took a copy of the Newsletter and those attending the AMD event seemed to really enjoy Adrian’s talk too. As the weather was so bad, a planned dove-release had to be postponed, but that allowed for an opportunity to talk in more depth about mesothelioma research and his work in this field. Adrian felt it went down really well – there was certainly a lot of dicussion and questions over lunch afterwards.
Several people in HASAG said that they were more than willing to be involved in any trials or studies taking place, and so it was an opportunity to help disseminate information about ongoing research projects.
HASAG have helped support the JHMRF over many years, and for this we are extremely grateful. It is only through donations that we are able to continue to fund high quality research into this disease. Thank you HASAG.
* Adrian Dobbs
Dr Adrian Dobbs is an organic chemist and recipient of a JHMRF award to fund research at Queen Mary, University of London. His team of researchers have begun synthesising a naturally-occurring compound, which is believed to kill mesothelioma cells.
They want to produce it in sufficient quantities so that tests can establish whether it can be used to treat sufferers. Scientists in Japan had been looking at the compound as a natural product that had a very unusual chemical structure and it was a side feature that they happened to report that it was toxic against mesothelioma cells,” said Dr Adrian Dobbs who is supervising the work.
Dr Dobbs’ interest in the work is both personal and professional. His own father sadly died of mesothelioma in 1998.