Wally's Dance Party raises £770 for South West Mesothelioma Support Group

Lively music by 'Wally's Dance Party' was enjoyed in the beautiful setting of Plymouth Guildhall by those who attended an evening of ballroom and sequence dancing on Thursday 2nd February.

The event was organised by mesothelioma patient Wally Wright, in association with the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Pauline Murphy and her consort Councillor Brian Vincent, both...

Plymouth Lord Mayor’s Charity Dinner raises over £2000

A great time was had by all those who attended The Plymouth Lord Mayor's Charity Dinner on Friday 24th February 2017.

The evening was arranged to raise funds for the South West Mesothelioma Support Group which raises awareness about the health risks associated with asbestos and supports those diagnosed with the terminal asbestos related cancer and Frontline Veterans Support, a...

Local band raises funds for those affected by Mesothelioma

Following on from the last 'Music for Mesothelioma' event held in April 2016 which was a huge success, popular local band Jessica and the Rabbits once again joined forces with the South West Mesothelioma Support Group to raise awareness and funds for those affected by asbestos related cancer.

‘More Music for Mesothelioma’, which was held on Friday 17th February at The Duke of...

2017 iPlymouth Charity Calendar launched in aid of SW Mesothelioma Support Group and Mesothelioma UK

The 2017 iPlymouth Charity Calendar is now available to buy at £6 each.

Every single penny will be going to charity, ie. South West Mesothelioma Support Group and Mesothelioma UK - helping support families affected by asbestos related cancer and supporting research into finding a cure.

The condition takes thirty to fifty years to develop. There is currently a national epidemic...

Plymouth: The time has come to prioritise the removal of all asbestos from our schools

Sue Stephens, was a primary school teacher in Buckinghamshire for almost 30 years. She was a wonderful teacher and incredibly committed to her job. She taught over 800 children and was loved by so many of them.

Tragically she passed away on 26 June 2016 from mesothelioma, a cancer that comes from exposure to asbestos. It has a very long latency, meaning that many victims are diagnosed...

Local Cancer Support Group appeals for raffle prizes

The South West Mesothelioma Support Group was set up to provide peer and professional support to patients, families and carers affected by the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma.

There is currently no cure. Plymouth and the South West are hot spots for the disease with many cases emerging among former dockyard workers and labourers.

The group is currently gathering prizes for...

Halfway Harmony Choir proud to support Action Mesothelioma Day

The Halfway Harmony choir from Rame was proud, once again, to be associated with Action Mesothelioma Day on 1 July 2016. The event, held every year at Saltram House in Plymouth, is a tribute to all those people, past and present, who have been affected by asbestos related cancer.

Spokesperson for the choir Douglas Gillon said: ‘It’s a cause close to our hearts, with two choir members (...

Action Mesothelioma Day marked by SW Mesothelioma Support Group

On 1st July 2016, members and friends of the South West Mesothelioma Support Group gathered together in Plymouth to mark Action Mesothelioma Day.

The annual event, which is held throughout the UK, was started in 2006 by the British Lung Foundation as a way of raising awareness and to improve the treatment & care of those diagnosed with the asbestos related cancer which most...

Wally's Dance Party

Come and enjoy an evening of Ballroom and Sequence dances. Dancing from 8.00pm pm to 11.30pm. Drinks only from the bar. Biscuits provided as refreshments but you can bring your own nibbles!

In aid of the South West Mesothelioma Support Group - 'Support, research and awareness of asbestos related cancer'

Tickets £7.00. For further information contact Wally Wright on (01752) 601750.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: 1-7 April 2016

The first week of April is Global Asbestos Awareness Week which is a campaign by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) to help promote awareness of asbestos related illnesses such as Mesothelioma, Pleural Thickening, Asbestosis, Fibrosis and Lung Cancer in the hope that more and more countries will ban its use.

Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur...