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Mesothelioma UK Nurses Lunch Club for Leicester Asbestos Sufferers

One of the main things that my Asbestos disease clients have commented to me is the amazing support that they and their families have received through charities such as Mesothelioma UK.  

It was good to hear that Mesothelioma UK are continuing their great work by organising a new lunch club for people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer and the fatal asbestos related lung cancer, Mesothelioma in the Leicester region.

Organised by lung clinical nurse specialists, Sharon Savory and Jill Lemon, fund raising manager for Leicester’s hospitals, the first meeting of the Melu lunch club included a short walk alongside the Great Central Railway followed by an afternoon tea at a golf club.

Ms Savory said, "Our aim is for the club to be available for all Mesothelioma and lung cancer patients, and their carers; to meet out of the hospital environment so they feel more comfortable and less isolated, allowing them to share their experiences."

Mesothelioma UK is a national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment. Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of lung cancer and it’s only known cause is as a result of exposure to asbestos. Sadly, Mesothelioma kills over 2,000 people in England & Wales every year according to statistics from the Health & Services Executive.

The lunch club will now meet monthly at different venues with guest speakers. To support or join the group please call Sharon Savory on 0116 250 2595 or Jill Lemon on 0116 258 3290 for details.

If you think you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease it is essential that you seek expert legal advice to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Adam Wilson is a Senior Personal Injury Lawyer specialising in asbestos and Mesothelioma diseases at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Birmingham. For a free consultation call freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.

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