Local lady and old friend of the blog Kim Morris has been in touch to tell me that she’s undertaking a skydive for the Mesothelioma UK charity, which cares for folk suffering illness caused by asbestos.
This is a cause close to my heart and every week in the UK families are left bereft by the cancer caused mainly by industrial and occupational exposure to asbestos. Long after this awful material was banned the deadly legacy is still being felt.
Kim will be undertaking the skydive at the end of October and needs our support. As soon as I have a firm date I’ll add it to the post.
Kim has set up a Justgiving page for donations –
Hey Bob!As some of you know, and many don’t, my sister in law’s dad Alan has just been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer known as Mesothelioma.This type of cancer is caused by exposure to Asbestos. It is aggressive due to the time scale it takes to show symptoms, it normally takes approx 40-50 years to develop which is why when the signs begin to show it is too late.I personally hadn’t heard of this type cancer before which is why I wish to make more people aware of it.Due to the time frame of when asbestos was found to be dangerous, more and more people are becoming diagnosed over recent years.I am doing a skydive, one of my big bucket list items. The jump will be taking place in Nottingham, I am currently awaiting dates of availability but will update you once finalised.If I can reach my target of fundraising I will at least feel that I have given something back. If you could please please help me, I know my sister in law and all the family will be very grateful.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
My thanks to Kim for the selfless and brave thing she’s doing. I wouldn’t have the courage. Respect!
I’ll keep you updated as to Kim’s progress.