Everything we do depends on the generous donations of our supporters. 100% of the money we spend each year comes from the people, companies and trusts who decide to support us. Whether it is putting a few pounds in the donation tins, donations in lieu of flowers, making a corporate donation or hosting an event, we are extremely grateful for your support.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising.
Being registered to the Fundraising Regulator means we are committed to its Fundraising Promise which outlines our commitment to our donors and the public.
In addition to one-off donations, here are some other ways you can support the charity:
By choosing to give a regular monthly donation, you will be helping us to plan ahead and make long-term improvements for our beneficiaries and their families. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future because we know, day in day out, that we will have a steady income stream that we can rely upon.
In Memory Giving & Tribute Funds:
Giving in memory of someone is a very special way to commemorate their life by making a donation, holding a collection at a funeral or memorial service, setting up a tribute page, making a regular gift to mark a special date, such as a birthday, or taking part in an event or challenge in their name.
Leaving a Gift
in your Will:
Gifts in Wills, large or small, are a wonderful way to support a cause you care about and to make a lasting difference. As well as leaving assets and possessions to loved ones, some people choose to leave a legacy donation to help support more people affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
Whether it’s organising a bake sale, helping with our Action Mesothelioma Day or Christmas celebrations, taking part in sponsored events or rallying family and friends to raise awareness and generate donations, we would welcome and be very grateful for your time and efforts.
HOW WE USE DONATIONS
All of our services are provided free of charge. This has been made possible by the generous donations of our supporters.
Please see below for more information.
Our freephone helpline is available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
We organise and host or support 7 monthly meetings across London and the South East (see map of support groups)
Our team of Support Workers are ex cancer nurses or benefits specialists, and are available for home visits, regular telephone support and help with benefits claims. Support Workers provide an important link to the healthcare professionals providing advice, care and treatment.
When a loved one dies from mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease, we are still there for their carer and can provide access to bereavement support services, including friendship groups, counselling, help with benefits as well as signposting other relevant services.
While our friendship groups are run by volunteers, family members and carers, we take time to ensure all our volunteers receive appropriate training and supervision to operate safely and in line with our values.
ANNUAL AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Every year, in July, we host events for family, friends and the mesothelioma community to mark Action Mesothelioma Day. We also put on social events at Christmas to bring our connected community together for an afternoon of entertainment, conversation and celebration of another year living with the disease.
OPERATIONAL & GOVERNANCE COSTS
To ensure the charity runs efficiently and in line with legal and regulatory guidelines, we maintain a prudent budget but make appropriate provisions for insurances, training, professional memberships, administration, fundraising and governance.