Steve is an experienced dock worker who has seen for himself the dangers of exposure to asbestos. He leapt at the chance to lead an asbestos support and awareness group that helps people practically and emotionally as they deal with the realities of living with an asbestos-related condition.
Sadly, Julia lost her husband Albert to mesothelioma in February 2017, just two years after his diagnosis. In tribute to his legacy and to the support she received from others in her time of need, Julia is determined to do everything she can to give something back and help those facing up to an asbestos diagnosis.
Helen Rowe & Julie Pleau
Helen and Julie’s father, Mike was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2015. After his diagnosis, the family realised there was very little support or information available to people with asbestos-related conditions and their loved ones. Mike met specialist mesothelioma nurse Christine Jones at a support group in Plymouth and decided to establish one in Truro, Cornwall, with Christine’s help. Unfortunately, Mike passed away in January 2018, but Helen and Julie are determined to fight on in their father’s memory to support others and raise awareness.