Offices across the country got baking for Mesothelioma UK’s ‘Muffins for Meso’ event
Staff at national firm Thompsons Solicitors have raised more than £1,000 for people suffering with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, by holding bake sales in offices around the country.
The team baked up a storm as part of Mesothelioma UK’s ‘Muffins for Meso’ - an annual fundraising event organised by the charity, which is dedicated to ensuring highly-trained mesothelioma nurses and other forms of support are available to all who need them.
In total, Thompsons’ staff raised £1,167, which will support the charity’s resource centre and national helpline for mesothelioma victims and their loved ones. The helpline provides details of local support groups, advice on benefits and information regarding clinical trials.
Thompsons Solicitors regularly fundraises for Mesothelioma UK and has become a Silver Sponsor of the charity for 2019.
Helen Tomlin, specialist asbestos solicitor for Thompsons Solicitors, commented, “The work that Mesothelioma UK does is invaluable to those suffering from this devastating disease.
“At Thompsons Solicitors, we support many families and individuals who have been affected by mesothelioma by helping them obtain the compensation they deserve. We work closely with asbestos victim support groups, such as Mesothelioma UK, and nurses to ensure those diagnosed can receive appropriate medical advice and help when they need it most.”
In 1972, Thompsons Solicitors brought about the first-ever successful asbestos disease case in the UK to the House of Lords. Since this landmark ruling, the firm has supported tens of thousands of people with compensation claims.
The firm’s #PastButPresent campaign aims to give a voice to those who continue to be affected by asbestos-related diseases, ensuring their stories from the past remain in the present.
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