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Bewley Goes Blue at Bishop's Gardens to raise awareness of Mesothelioma

7 Jul 2023

Bewley is delighted to support Go Blue for Meso, a national campaign to raise awareness of the asbestos cancer, Mesothelioma, and the dangers of asbestos.

 

This year, for Action Mesothelioma Day on July 7, Bewley is lighting up its show home at Bishop’s Gardens in Wickham to help shine a spotlight on a disease that deserves more attention.

 

  • More people die from exposure to asbestos than die in road traffic accidents per year.

 

  • Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is entirely preventable.

 

  • Over 2,700 people per year are diagnosed with mesothelioma, the majority die within six months of diagnosis, 60% die within a year and fewer than 10% of people with mesothelioma survive beyond 3 years in the UK.

 

 

Last year over 100 local landmarks and prominent buildings lit up blue to help raise awareness of mesothelioma, including The Kelpies sculpture and the Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland, Ely Cathedral in St. Ives, the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, the Dream sculpture in St. Helens, the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, the Royal Berkshire Hospital and dozens of local authority buildings such as town halls and libraries.

 

This year, with the support of more organisations, the charity will beat their target.

 

Andrew Brooks, Managing Director at Bewley Homes, said: “Mesothelioma is a disease which people in our industry suffer from that needs more profile. We are delighted to donate over £3,590 to HASAG Asbestos Disease Support and Mesothelioma UK charities to support its on-going awareness and support work.”

 

Bewley is continuing to raise money for MesotheliomaUK and HASAG. These charities have helped support our friend and colleague, Paul Berrill, from MJA Consulting Engineers and his family through a very difficult time. Paul was diagnosed with Biphasic Pleural Mesothelioma, which is a particularly nasty cancer of the lining of the lung.

 

Peter Carpinelli, Operations Director at Bewley Homes, added: “We’ve enjoyed a strong working relationship with Paul over many years. The culture at Bewley means we take a very personal approach with our customer’s journey, but we also care deeply about those who support us, like Paul, in the delivery of our homes.

 

 

“Paul has played a huge part in success of many of our developments and we feel extremely passionate about supporting him and his family at this time and hope others in the industry will do too. Attached is our link to the charities of his choice, who have been very supportive.”

 

 

Our thanks to Paul Conway from St.George Electrical for donating and installing the lighting.

 

You can also find out more about the campaign by visiting the Go Blue for Meso campaign page on the ActionMeso website www.actionmeso.org/goblue