On 17th July 2023, asbestos victims & anti-asbestos campaigners gathered outside the Cape /Altrad office in Warrington to demand £10 million for mesothelioma research.
Cape was a major asbestos manufacturer. It is now owned by Altrad. After a lengthy court battle, we obtained documents showing that Cape hid the true dangers of its asbestos products in the 60s and 70s. Many died of asbestos diseases like mesothelioma as a result. Thousands still die from asbestos disease in the UK every year.
We are calling on Cape to donate £10 million to mesothelioma research, to put right the wrong they have done.
Research into mesothelioma has always been under-funded. Mesothelioma remains a disease that is always fatal. With enough funding for research, it could become a disease that can sometimes be cured.
Coverage of the protest in the Warrington Guardian: https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/23665544.asbestos-campaigners-demand-10million-altrad/
Press release: Cape Press Release 12th July 2023