Friday 5th of July, Action Mesothelioma Day UK. Across the UK many organisations held events to raise awareness of the danger of asbestos, to honour and remember those lost to asbestos related diseases. IATP released over 2000 balloons at Derby Cathedral. Members, independent organisations and individuals sponsored balloons, the event was officially sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors and the Manufacturing & Rail branch of Unite the Union and supported by the GMB. Transport and driver was donated by R&S Recycling and photography donated by With Love Photography funds raised from the event will be donated to DAST (Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team)
The balloons were released by the Mayor of Derby Mr Fareed Hussain with the Chairman of DAST Mr Dave Trigg in attendance.
Balloon Sponsors include:
DMW Environmental Safety Ltd, Award Health & Safety Ltd, Global Environmental Consultancy Ltd, CNM Training Solutions Ltd, Wendy McDonald & Family, City Environmental, The Interactive Health and Safety Company, iHasco, SWS Consultants, HS Direct, G & L Consultancy, Gowrie Contracts Ltd, MoneyManaged.com, ADAO, Artisan Surveyors Ltd, P & C Unwin, Pattinson Scientific Services Ltd, Mavis & Ray Nye, Carney Consultancy, DS Environmental, Linda Thomas, GULLY HOWARD TECHNICAL LTD, Rachael Dilks, Beaumont (BIACS) Ltd, One Call Training, World Class Safety Ltd, ARCA, ABP Associates Limited, QHS Solutions, Sam Collins, Enviro Training Ltd.