We are delighted to share the news that the inaugural Clydeside Action on Asbestos Gala Ball on 12th May raised £35,000 for the organisation.
Phyllis Craig MBE, director of CAA, said: “This fantastic sum will enable us to continue to provide much needed practical and emotional support to those living with an asbestos related disease and their families”
She commented that “Last year alone, the CAA had 750 new clients, adding to the extensive list of those who already receiving support.
It confirms that, despite public perception, the problem of asbestos-related illness is not fading. It’s not going away, in fact, if anything, it’s on the increase.
White asbestos was only banned in 1999 and the latency period between being exposed to asbestos and being diagnosed with an asbestos condition is between 15 and 50 years. People will continue to be diagnosed and as the numbers increase we will be here to take on whatever comes our way; the campaigns will continue.”
Our asbestos litigation team was delighted to attend the event at which CAA staff and volunteers, supporters and families were honoured for their commitment to the work of this wonderful organisation.
Bonnar Accident Law are leading asbestos compensation solicitors and we are dedicated to helping people diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition.