Thursday, November 12, 2015

Craft project aims to raise awareness of asbestos-related disease

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team charity volunteers have decided to make a patchwork banner made up of stories about mesothelioma sufferers. The banner will be launched at the charity's conference in Derby this month. It is hoped displaying the banner will help raise awareness about the disease.

The charity, setup in 2002, focuses on supporting those who suffer with mesothelioma across the East Midlands, and worryingly they are seeing an increase in new cases recently.

Margaret Bailey, ambassador for the charity, said the patchwork will be a "poignant reminder" of the impacts the disease.

Source: Derby Telegraph

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