We are a voluntary community committed to raising funds to research a cure for mesothelioma.
RAISING RESEARCH FUNDS
..to find a cure or at least a way of managing mesothelioma.
Raised £100K in 2019
RAISING AWARENESS OF MESOTHELIOMA
..for mesothelioma sufferers
5000 Die a Year
The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world with around 5000 deaths per year. That's more than 13 people dying every day..
Female Rates on Rise
Since the early 1990s, mesothelioma incidence rates have increased by around two thirds (67%) in the UK.
Rates in males have increased by 58%
Rates in females have increased by 96%
Epidemic Waiting To Happen
It is estimated that there will be 50,000 to 60,000 new cases by 2050 in the UK alone, reaching its peak in 2020.
THE HARD FACTS
Asbestos in more than 50% of UK Homes
Despite being banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos can still be found in many homes, schools, and hospitals. Many of these buildings were built in the second half of the last century when we were at the peak of importing asbestos into the country. A recent BBC inquiry found that nine out of 10 NHS hospitals still contain asbestos.
No Funding For Research
This devastating disease kills a similar number of people to other cancers, such as skin cancer, yet investment into research is severely underfunded.
Finding new and effective treatments is absolutely crucial if we are to save thousands of people who are at risk of developing mesothelioma.