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UKATA donates £5,000 to Mesothelioma UK

UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has become corporate partners with Mesothelioma UK and has raised £5,000 to support people living with asbestos-related cancer.

Statistics from the Health & Safety Executive released in October 2019, reveal that in the UK more than 2500 people die from mesothelioma each year, with a similar number of lung cancer related deaths, linked to past exposures of asbestos.

A cheque was presented to Guy Tewley, Corporate Fundraising Officer for Mesothelioma UK at a ceremony at UKATA’s head office in Chesterfield.

Guy said: “It has been fantastic to have the opportunity to work with UKATA over the past year and the funds they have raised will help us to continue to support patients, families and achieve our goals. We look forward in continuing this great partnership and working together in the future!”

UKATA’s Chief Operating Officer, Craig Evans said “UKATA is a leading not for profit asbestos training association, raising standards in asbestos training throughout the industry. Our members train in excess of 200,000 delegates each year on the dangers of asbestos and how to work safely.”

“The corporate partnership with Mesothelioma UK allowed us to further raise awareness of the risks associated to working with asbestos, at the same time, raising much needed funds to help support patients and families.”

“The money raised by the UKATA team and members is a great achievement and I am very proud of everyone’s efforts to support this great charity.”

The partnership will allow UKATA to support the charity in providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and carers.

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Brogan O'Callaghan

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Marketing and Investment)

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