Asbestos cancer victims remembered with Lincoln Cathedral light show

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Over 100 names of victims who have died of asbestos cancer in Lincoln and the East Midlands were projected onto the west wall of Lincoln Cathedral to raise awareness about the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

On Wednesday, November 9 an official ceremony to switch on the illumination was held at Lincoln Cathedral.

The event was organised by the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) as a memorial to all those who have died of Mesothelioma, a devastating cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

The event also aimed to send out a warning to the general public that they may still be at risk from the dangers of asbestos.

Last year DAST helped and supported 59 people in Lincolnshire suffering from asbestos-related diseases and a total of 213 families across the East Midlands.

Families and supporters who attended the event also went to a ceremony in the Chapter House where short speeches and reflection with a one minute’s silence was held.