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Welcome to the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum - UK (AVSGF)

The Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK (AVSGF-UK) is an umbrella organisation representing asbestos victims support groups. The Forum' s main purpose is to work collectively to provide one voice for asbestos victims.

For advice on benefits and compensation and support for sufferers of asbestos disease and their families contact Forum Members

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Action Mesothelioma Day 2018
Friday 6th July 2018

Each year, people gather in cities across the UK to commemorate those who have lost their lives to mesothelioma. Asbestos victims, family members, trade unionists and campaigners will rally to raise awareness of mesothelioma; call for better treatment and care for mesothelioma patients and more funding for mesothelioma research; for prevention of exposure to asbestos and the removal of asbestos from our schools, workplaces and homes; and to demand the ban of mining and exporting asbestos to developing countries. Family members affected by mesothelioma will release doves as a public act of remembrance for all those who have died.

All are welcome to attend. For details of the nearest Forum Action Mesothelioma Day event to you please click below:


Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

In July 2017 The Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group were nominated for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

This award was created by the Queen in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queens Coronation,  recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.  It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Volunteers went through a thorough selection process with a Panel of Deputy Lieutenants, who then prepared a report which was forwarded to the Queens Award Office in London.

CAVS was notified on the 7th April that they had been successful and won the award.

Two volunteers from the group attended the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on the 31st May and had a wonderful day.

Congratulations to everyone at the Cheshire Asbestos Victims Support Group for this well-deserved award.

Press Release: Asbestos in Children’s Products Sold in UK

May 21, 2018: A report released by a US analyst has confirmed the presence of tremolite asbestos in children’s products sold at an outlet of Claire’s Accessories in a London suburb. These products were purchased in April 2018 and shipped to the US for analysis.

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