Asbestos Awareness Morning Tea 2017
Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Venue: ACV/GARDS office – 41 Monash Road Newborough
Entry fee – Gold coin Donation.
On the menu: Scones, Jam and Cream + tea and coffee sponsored by:Slater+Gordon Lawyers
Specialists that will be attending on the day to talk to the general public with questions will comprise
Asbestos Litigation lawyers, Environmental Hygienists, Latrobe City Waste Education Officer and Environmental Health Officer
Come and have a chat with all these specialists to get as much information that you have always wanted to know. For any inquiries please contact the ACV/GARDS office on 51277744
Asbestos Awareness Day Event 2017
Date: Friday 24th November 2017
Venue: Centenary Rose Garden, Commercial Road, Morwell
An informative event for those in the community to come and listen to speakers with knowledge on asbestos issues and remember those who are suffering and those who have lost their lives to asbestos disease.
Simone Stevenson – Director – Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency
Vicki Burgess – Wife and carer of deceased mesothelioma sufferer and past member of ACV/GARDS Trevor Burgess
Steve Dodd – Secretary & Treasurer of the Gippsland Trades & Labour Council & Union organiser for the AMWU
Vicki Hamilton OAM – CEO & Secretary of Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc.
Bag piper – Dick Henry
Musicans & Singers – Susan Parrish, Joe Omar and Phil Edwards
An Ecumenical Service will be conducted by Pastor Simon Fink – there will be time in the service dedicated to the
laying of flowers in memory of loved ones
Free Community BBQ will be held at the conclusion of the event with the compliments of the GTLC
Please take the time to have a look and read of our latest ‘Asbestos News’ October 2017 newsletter. We hope that you will find something of interest within its pages. There are lots of issues happening in our community and further a field, have a read and see if you find something you didn’t know was happening. Enjoy
Our annual Asbestos Awareness Day event was well attended on Friday 27th November at 11am in the Centenary Rose Garden, Morwell.
Great speakers, amongst them were:
- Peter Tighe, CEO – Asbestos Safety & Eradication Agency
- George Davis – living with mesothelioma
- Steve Dodd, Secretary – Gippsland Trades & Labour Council
Minister David Howie performed our Ecumenical service and we had terrific performances by the Coal Valley Male Chorus, Newborough Primary School Choir, Paddy O’Dowd singer/musician and our ACV/GARDS bagpiper Bill Dunbar.
Thank you to all our families who came along and all the workers who could take time off to come – it meant a lot to our families that you were there supporting them.
Thank you to the Gippsland Trades & Labour Council for the wonderful community BBQ that they cooked and to Maurice Blackburn for funding the meat for that BBQ. It is all of the community who make this event a success.
Please visit our Facebook page to see some of the photos taken on the day. A truly memorable event for all who attended.