PARIS TO MARRAKECH BY BIKE
Added Saturday, 25 August 2007
On 9th September 2007 Hebden Bridge solicitor Paul Glanville will be cycling from Paris to Marrakech to raise money for medical research into mesothelioma. He will be averaging 75 miles per day and will cycle through France, Andorra, Spain and into Morocco.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by exposure to asbestos dust. There is no cure and life expectancy from diagnosis is typically between 12 and 18 months. Mesothelioma causes more than 1800 deaths per year in the UK yet there is very little funding for research into a cure. St Barts Hospital in London is one of the few sites currently undertaking research.
Hundreds of people in the Hebden Bridge area have died from asbestos related cancers, mainly contracted from working at Acre Mill. More info
Paul works for John Pickering and partners, solicitors who specialise in supporting victims of industrial disease such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.
All money raised will go to the Bart's Mesothelioma Research Fund. This is a registered charity under the auspices of the special trustees of St Bartholomews Hospital (Reg Charity 212563).
Paul has said, "Only about 85 per cent of it is on roads and I think when we get to Morocco it gets very mountainous. I'm going in a group of about 30 people but I haven't met any of them yet. We will camp all the way. I'm sure it will be hard but I'm really excited about the trip and looking forward it."
You can sponsor him online by following this link to the "Justgiving" website or by sending a cheque made payable to the Special Trustees of St Bartholomews Hospital to Paul Glanville, John Pickering and Partners , 20 Clare Road, Halifax HX1 2HX.
Paris to Marrakech - Paul Glanville's website and blog
Justgiving - sponsor Paul online
Asbestos and the legacy of Acre Mill - Hebweb feature