As I`ve mentioned before, my oldest friend Chris died of Mesothelioma during 2009, the result of contact with asbestos whilst working as a roofer in younger days.
For that reason, I like to give fairly regular plugs to Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team and to Action Mesothelioma Day, which falls on the first Friday of July.
DAST`s name is actually a tad misleading as they are now based in Chesterfield (Yorkshire) and provide services throughout the East Midlands.
The group can be contacted at www.asbestossupport.co.uk.
My previous articles on the subject may be of some interest. They are ;
Saint Elsewhere - this blog, 22 July 2010
Asbestos Awareness and Advocacy ; For Chris - The Graphophone (blog), 19 April 2010
Asbestos Again - Bookshelves and Brown Ale (blog), 3 July 2010
Welcome to Angel Pavement - this blog, 19 June 2010.