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£1,325
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    Weʼve raised £1,325 to fund research into Mesothelioma and to provide support for sufferers of asbestos related diseases and their families.

    Funded on Wednesday, 11th July 2018

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    Formula One Engineer, Rob Smedley, is helping raise awareness of mesothelioma by hosting a fundraising dinner. The auction will have a number of ‘money can’t buy’ Formula one memorabilia and experiences which is likely to draw interest from Formula One fans from afar.

    Smedley, who currently has the role of Head of Performance Engineering at Williams Racing, previous worked for Ferrari and is a household name in Formula One, originally comes from the North East where many of his family still live.

    The Smedley family have personal experience of mesothelioma; a type of cancer caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos as Smedley’s dad was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and lost his life to it two years later. After diagnosis Rob’s parent’s felt very lost and alone, they contacted Mesothelioma UK, a national charity dedicated to improving the care and treatment of people with mesothelioma. After speaking with Leah Taylor, Mesothelioma UK Nurse Specialist for the north east they began attending the PRASAG support group meetings. They gained much support and advice from the group and realised what a valuable lifeline it is for people going through such a difficult time.

    Mesothelioma affects approximately 2700 people in the UK each year, there is no cure for mesothelioma and limited options for treatment. The Smedley family realised how little research there is regarding this type of cancer within the UK, with people often thinking “It’s a dying cancer and it won’t happen to me.” Mesothelioma receives little funding compared to other cancers and the Smedley’s became aware that research is so desperately needed.

    Samantha Cox, from Newton Aycliffe, learnt about the devastating effect of these diseases first-hand when her father was diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Samantha, founder of PRASAG (Paul Readhead Asbestos Support Awareness Group) decided to create a group in memory of her father. Samantha is a qualified Counsellor and with the assistance of Leah Taylor (Mesothelioma UK) and Chris Knighton (MKMRF) PRASAG is able to provide a professional holistic approach, which encompasses all areas of supporting, such as emotional, physical, social and financial.

    PRASAG provides support and awareness for people affected by asbestos related diseases and their families across the north east of England.

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    • Anna Albrighton

      Anna Albrighton

      May 29, 2018

      Good luck to all in involved in this weekend’s Grand Prix Dinner- we hope you have a great night and most importantly, raise lots of money for a super cause. Anna, Matt, James and Finlay xx

      £35.00

    • Brian Leng

      Brian Leng

      Mar 25, 2018

      Thank you so much for all your help and support

      £250.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 22, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

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      Mar 19, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2018

      £10.00

    • Alastair Moffat

      Alastair Moffat

      Mar 17, 2018

      Wish I could attend, but you’ll have to go ahead without me! Thanks for the support you’ve been giving to my folks! X

      £100.00

    • Keith Malott

      Keith Malott

      Mar 15, 2018

      Wish I could give more! Gods speed Samantha!

      £10.00

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