Charitable race night in aid of asbestos support group raises more than £2,000
A charity race night, organised by the Crewe and District Asbestos Support Group and supported by Thompsons Solicitors, has helped to raise £2,605 for people suffering with asbestos-related diseases.
Around 40 people attended the charitable race night event, which took place earlier this month at the Hunter’s Lodge Hotel in Crewe. Unite the Union’s Crewe branch sponsored the event and was supported by Thompsons Solicitors, who provided food and refreshments.
The Crewe and District Asbestos Support Group offers support to people with asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma. The group has already raised £20,000 to purchase a portable thoracic scanner for the respiratory ward at Leighton Hospital.
Christine Johnson from Thompsons Solicitors’ Stoke on Trent office and administrator for the Crewe and District Asbestos Support Group, said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere at the race night. It was brilliant to see so many people turn up and we were astounded by the generosity of those who attended.
“At Thompsons, we have worked with thousands of clients suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Charities such as the Crewe and District Asbestos Support Group offer vital services and support to people suffering with debilitating respiratory diseases and we are proud to support this worthwhile cause.”
If you are a current or retired member of Unite the Union and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, Unite will source and fund specialist legal representation on your behalf. To find out more contact one of the Crewe and District Asbestos Support Group:
- Ken Woolley, retired Unite the Union representative, on 01270 748 080
- Jim Cooper, retired Unite the Union representative, on 01270 662819
- Mick Roberts, Unite representative, on 07880498214
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