First meeting of SWASG in 2018, and announcing future dates

Our first meeting of the South Wales Asbestos Support Group in 2018 was held on February 22 at the wonderful Taffs Well Rugby Club.

We were joined by some regular friendly faces, even a few travelling over from Swansea, as well as a new member attending for the first time after hearing about us from a friend.

Plans were discussed about upcoming meetings throughout the year and we were all overjoyed at the news that our Pleural Plaques Petition was nearing 2,000 signatures!

If you haven’t already signed our online petition asking the House of Commons to reinstate compensation for those of us diagnosed with the condition in Wales and England, please do so as we truly feel that the system as it is is unjust and unfair. You can sign and show your support by clicking here: Reinstate Compensation for Pleural Plaques in England and Wales

Upcoming meetings

Following the successful meeting we had in February, our next meeting of SWASG will be on Wednesday, March 28. This will be held at the Railmens Club & Institute, 42 Wind Street, Swansea, SA1 1EE.

The third meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, April 26. This will be a return to the Taffs Well Rugby Club – Maes Gwyn, Taffs Well, CF15 7JD.

For further meetings and upcoming events, please come back here in the not-too-distant future for updates and information about SWASG.

If you would like to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to give SWASG group coordinator Eddie Gilbertson a ring or an email. His number isĀ 07572 090 500 and you can send him an email at

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