Donations from John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust Exceeds £160,000.
30 Mar 2017
In 2009, the John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust was established to make charitable donations to charities and other good causes which support those suffering from asbestos related conditions including mesothelioma and their families.
To date the charity has made over £160,000 of donations and its work continues.
Exposure to asbestos fibres and dust puts people at risk of developing asbestos related conditions including mesothelioma, a cancer of the pleura, the lining of the lung, lung cancer, pleural thickening, asbestosis and pleural plaques. According to the HSE approximately 5,000 people die from asbestos related conditions each year in the UK.
Below are details of some of the donations which have been made by the John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust to date
A donation was made to the Walton Neurology Centre, Fazakerley, Liverpool to purchase theatre equipment which is used by the centre when carrying out cordotomy procedures to control pain in mesothelioma sufferers. The equipment replaced old outdated equipment which the centre had previously had to use.
A donation was made to St Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice) which provides hospice care to those in Sefton and Liverpool. Money was donated to the hospice during the course of an upgrade program at the hospice and was used to purchase a hoist for use on the ward.
A donation was made to St John’s Hospice on the Wirral, Liverpool to enable them to purchase 2 syringe drivers which are used to help control pain in the later stages of a mesothelioma sufferer’s illness.
Donations have also been made to Overgate Hospice, St Mary’s Hospice, Hospice at Home Carlisle and Woodland Hospice
The charity funded a specialist nurse through Mesothelioma UK for 2 years allowing her to spend 2 days per week working specifically with mesothelioma sufferers. The nurse was based at the University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff.
The charity supported the Pulmonary Oncology Service At Home at Salford by funding the equipment needed to enable the specialist lung cancer nurses to use a portable scanner on patients at home to measure pleural fluid rather than them having to attend hospital.
The charity has made donations to research funds including Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund and SRFT Lung Endowment Fund
The charity is currently funding the qualitative research of the patient experience of those participating in the Mars 2 trial. The trial is comparing the effects of having surgery with not having surgery for mesothelioma of the chest. This study is comparing surgery with no surgery for people who have mesothelioma of the chestThis study is comparing surgery with no surgery for people who have mesothelioma of the chest
Paul Glanville of the Asbestos Law Partnership said “I am proud to be a trustee of the John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust. It is a charity which was set up by the then partners of John Pickering and Partners LLP to make donations to causes which supported those who had been diagnosed with asbestos related condition including mesothelioma and their families. We were able to see first-hand the devastating effects an asbestos related condition has. The Asbestos Law Partnership intends to continue the work of the charity and to continue to make donations via the charity to asbestos charities and other causes which promote and support asbestos sufferers both now and in the future.”
For further information about the charity please contact Paul Glanville on 01422 399550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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