ACTION MESOTHELIOMA DAY 2012

The BASG Action Mesothelioma Day 2012 took place on 06 July 2012 and despite the rain was well attended. Action Mesothelioma Day aims to raise awareness, support and remember those who have been diagnosed or affected by mesothelioma.

The annual event is co-ordinated by the British Lung Foundation and in 2012 the focus was on calling for a Global Ban on Asbestos.

The Berkshire Asbestos Support Group's Action Mesothelioma Day 2012 took place in the offices of Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading following a large downpour. Despite the rain a dove release took place on the lawn in memory of those affected by mesothelioma. Afternoon tea was provided including a large selection of cakes and a charity raffle organised by Boyes Turner LLP to raise money for St. Michael's Hospice.

Speakers at the event included Giles Eyre, a barrister of 9 Gough Square, who spoke about the Global Ban on Asbestos and the continuing dangers asbestos presents around the world.

Another talk was given by Amruta Sane of Doughty Street Chambers, who practices in India and assists Mr Mukherjee with representing victims of asbestos exposure and their families in India. Mrs Sane spoke about asbestos issues in India, it was a powerful talk which demonstrated just how potent the threat of asbestos remains particularly in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies.

Nikki Acton, Corporate Partnership Manager, at St Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke also spoke about the services provided to local residents by St Michael's Hospice.

In support of Action Mesothelioma Day, Annabelle Neilson, Jennifer Seavor and Claire Glenister from the Industrial Disease team at Boyes Turner took on the challenge of walking the West Highland Way, a 96 mile footpath covering lowland moors, dense woodland and rolling hills to high mountainous regions in the Scottish Highlands to raise money for St Michael's Hospice, North Hampshire.

To show their support of their colleagues walking the West Highland Way and raise more money for the Hospice, solicitors from Boyes Turner LLP also participated in a Ride and Row challenge to mirror the 96 Miles of the West Highland Way.

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To show their support of their colleagues walking the West Highland Way and raise more money for the Hospice, solicitors from Boyes Turner LLP also participated in a Ride and Row challenge to mirror the 96 Miles of the West Highland Way.

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