More Than 9,500km Covered By Team As Part Of Mesothelioma UK’s Move For Meso
Specialist lawyers up and down the country have been putting their best feet forward to raise money for an asbestos cancer charity.
Experts from nine Irwin Mitchell offices signed up to take part in a range of activities as part of Mesothelioma UK’s latest campaign Move For Meso. The charity’s challenge was held across five weeks in June and the start of July, with supporters being encouraged to collectively cover 5,000km by a selection of means including walking, running, jogging, cycling and swimming.
The legal team, which was made up of lawyers from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton, went on to surpass – and almost double - the target set, covering a distance of more than 9,500km!
This comes after the firm participated in Muffins For Meso earlier this year, with virtual baking sessions and coffee mornings also raising funds for Mesothelioma UK.
A total of £1000 was raised by Irwin Mitchell employees across both events.
Expert Opinion“It is fantastic to see our team getting on board with Mesothelioma UK’s fund-raising campaigns, especially during what has been a particularly challenging time for charities as a result of the recent pandemic.
Mesothelioma is a cancer most commonly associated with exposure to asbestos, which has often taken place decades prior to diagnosis.
Currently there is no cure for this terrible disease, but the money raised will help Mesothelioma UK continue its important work in researching treatment and providing invaluable support to our clients on a daily basis.”
Adrian Budgen - Partner
Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients, and their carers and families.
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