Every year, on the first Friday in July, asbestos victims hold events across the country to commemorate all
those who have lost their lives to mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer
caused by asbestos.
The Manchester event is run by the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group (GMAVSG).
At our event, we usually have MP speeches, and a dove release in memory of those who have died. we raise money for medical research, and campaign around issues that affect asbestos victims and their families. The events are attended by patients, family members, campaigners, trade unionists and MPs.
Our 2021 event on Friday 2nd July was held by Zoom due to COVID-19. See here for details: https://gmavsg.org/amd21/