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 annual event includes a rally, MP speeches and a dove release. The 2019 event took place on Barbirolli Square
(next to the Bridgewater Hall) in central Manchester.
At Action Mesothelioma Day events, 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.
The public meeting took place in the nearby Friends Meeting House on Mount Street, close to Manchester
Town Hall. Our speaker last year was Lorraine Creech of Mesothelioma UK.
All are welcome to attend!!