Friday 7th July 2017 11.00am – 1.00pm
At the Roundhouse, Derby College, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE
Every year we organise an event for Action Mesothelioma Day, to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos, to remember loved ones made ill by mesothelioma and to bring families together to share their experiences. We have chosen the venue the Roundhouse because of the connections with our industrial asbestos heritage and it is now a lovely venue for conferences and meetings.
Joanne Gordon – DAST “The female face of the Asbestos Tragedy”
June Morley – Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist, Kings Mill Hospital “The Patient’s Journey”
Jason Addy – Campaigner
If you have not heard Jason Addy speaker he is always very interesting, his subject matter is well researched and is very engaging.
There will be short monologues performed from stories collected from respondents to our Heritage Lottery questionnaire about exposure to asbestos in the 20th Century as well as a reading of the winning poem from our competition
We also wish to raise funds for mesothelioma research and therefore, even if you can’t come along you may wish to support the day by sponsoring a paper dollie. The paper dollies will be displayed as an art installation using our symbolic “Reflection Rose”. A Rose we commissioned as a symbol of remembrance. Please contact Joanne at DAST on 01246 380415 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsorship form where you can choose which organisation to donate your money to. If you come along on the day you can take your paper dollie home if you choose. The artist will also be available to give a demonstration of making the dollies.
Tea/Coffee on arrival
To book your place at the event please contact DAST on 01246 380415 or email email@example.com
In attendance will be four Japanese families and victims who wish to learn more about our Action Mesothelioma Day. We hope you can join us.