July’s SWASG to be held at Maggie’s Swansea

The cancer care centre Maggie’s Swansea has kindly hosting our next meeting of the South Wales Asbestos Support Group (SWASG).

We will be at Maggie’s Swansea, at the Singleton Hospital, on Thursday 21st July from 12 – 3pm.

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Maggie’s Swansea provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer, their families and friends, and for this special SWASG meeting, anyone¬†with any form of asbestos-related lung disease is welcome to attend.

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This meeting will once again be a chance to get together and talk to other people who understand what it is like to be told that you have an asbestos-related condition.

Eddie Gilbertson, co-ordinator of the SWASG, says: “Maggie’s cancer care centres are incredible and empowering places outside of the clinical environment that offer an amazing approach to cancer care. If you’ve ever visited Maggie’s Swansea and met the people there, you’ll know how lucky we are to have been invited to hold our next meeting there.

“To be told that you have asbestos in your lungs – no matter how serious the condition – is frightening and isolating. We want people to know that they don’t need to face worry and illness alone. We hope to help victims of the terrible legacy of asbestos, their families, friends and anyone concerned about past exposure to asbestos. Anyone is welcome to join us for help, support, advice and a brew.”

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Also attending July’s meeting at Maggie’s Swansea will be members of the National Asbestos Helpline. The N.A.H. will be on hand to offer practical advice for asbestos victims and their families affected by pleural plaques, pleural thickening, asbestosis, mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancers.

If you or someone you care about would like to attend this month’s SWASG at Maggie’s Swansea on 21st July, get in touch with Eddie on 07572 090 500 or email swasg.wales@gmail.co.uk

For more information about Maggie’s Swansea or where your nearest Maggie’s cancer care centre is and to find out what they do, go to www.maggiescentres.org