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John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust Makes Donation to Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group

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04 Nov 2018

Mavis Nye      Dr Paul Taylor, Wythenshawe Hospita

The John Pickering and Partners Charity has recently donated £1,850 to the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group to fund their ‘Living Well with Mesothelioma Group.’

The group meets once a month in Manchester City Centre at The Central Hall on Oldham St. It is a collaboration between the support group and Mesothelioma UK. It provides support to those diagnosed with mesothelioma and their carers. Different speakers attend each month to discuss a topic of interest to sufferers and to provide advice.

In recent months there have been talks from Mavis Nye, Dr Paul Taylor, a Consultant Oncologist and even a Tai Chi lesson.

Mesothelioma sufferers and their families also have the opportunity to chat together and learn from each other’s experiences.

Graham Dring and Caroline Bedale of the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group said "The donation of £1,850 from the John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust to the Living Well with Mesothelioma Group will be of immense benefit to the group. It will enable the group to continue to meet for at least another year, paying for the room hire and refreshments and will make a contribution to the twice yearly group outings. The LWwMG is run jointly by GMAVSG and the Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist at Wythenshawe Hospital. As she has said, patients and carers feel that the group has contributed to a positive experience and it assists them to cope with the impact of diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of this horrible disease which not only has a high symptom burden but also causes severe psychological distress. GMAVSG is proud to have established and supported this group, and is very grateful to the John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust for making this donation which will help it to continue."

 

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