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Action Mesothelioma Day in Manchester had a distinctly international flavour this year with a delegation from Japanese asbestos victims groups paying a solidarity visit to events in 5 cities on Friday. We were delighted to welcome Mrs Chizuko Hirachi, who lost her husband to mesothelioma aged 60 in 2007, Mr Tadao Hirata who lost his...

On Friday 7th July a delegation of asbestos campaigners from Japan will join UK campaigners, asbestos victims, bereaved family members and MPs at our annual Action Mesothelioma Day event. They will attend a dove release at 12.30 in Sackville Gardens in Manchester city centre in memory of all those who have lost their lives to...

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos.  Every year on Action Mesothelioma Day, groups like ours raise money for mesothelioma research, and meet to campaign for justice for asbestos victims and their families. This year Action Mesothelioma Day will be on Friday 7th July. We will be meeting at Sackville Gardens in Manchester at 12.30pm to release doves...

Phoenix House in Barrow, Cumbria has been earmarked for closure in March 2018 by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Phoenix House is a specialist benefits office that deals with all Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) claims for people diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases throughout the country....

June Allingan, whose husband Mike had mesothelioma, is running the London Marathon 2017 in his memory. Any donations will go to Mesothelioma UK and GMAVSG, so we can continue to to raise awareness of this dreadful disease, and to support other asbestos victims and their families. June's fundraising page can be found here. Thank you, June, for your...

Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group (GMAVSG) is a registered charity (1113201).

We offer free and independent advice on benefits and compensation to people with asbestos-related diseases and their families.

We also campaign for better funding for medical research and treatment, fairer benefits and compensation, the removal of asbestos from the places where we work and live, and an international ban on asbestos.

As a small charity, we rely on donations to carry on the work we do. To donate to us, please click here.