‘Quids In’ Campaign to Raise Money for Mesothelioma Fund
Young singers, dancers, and actors are participating in the 2nd annual Your Talent 2 show to raise money for the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund. The South Tyneside, England show being held on February 21st will also support Cancer Connections and the Ed Wilson Bursary Funds.
The money made through the show will go to the Quids In Appeal that will disburse the funds. The ‘Quids In’ campaign was established in England in 2005 to create greater awareness of the financial services needs of rural people and ensure that policies reflect the real needs of people living and working in rural England.
The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund was established in memory of Mick Knighton who died in 2001 of mesothelioma. The goal of the fund is to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for mesothelioma sufferers plus provide help for accessing information and support.
Mesothelioma is a serious cancer that occurs in individuals exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. Even small amounts of asbestos and infrequent exposure can create a risk for contracting mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases.
Mick served in the Royal Navy as a young man where asbestos products were widely used.