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Month: June 2019

A year in reflection

Thank you to our supporters!

As we look back on the past financial year, prepare audit reports and plan for the year ahead, we would like to say, “THANK YOU!” As a volunteer-run organisation, we rely on your support to carry out the work we do in and for the community.

A quick overview of our past year…


Our support group continues to be an encouragement for people affected by asbestos-related disease, both sufferers and families alike. Whether relaxing over coffee and cake at our monthly morning tea or enjoying a picnic in the park, friendships are made, and bonds formed. Sadly, we have lost some of the group to mesothelioma over the past year, but their memory lives on. We are thankful for the time we had with each of them.

We are excited to be forming a relationship with Solaris Cancer Care who have extended their warm hospitality to our group. Providing support, wellness programs, and many other fantastic resources, we look forward to growing this connection. Our monthly morning teas are held at their beautiful offices in Cottesloe on the first Monday of each month. Contact us to find out more…new members are always welcome!

Support Group


Fun, fashion and fundraising combined in March with the smashing event – STEELTOES & STILETTOS. This unique event brought the risk of asbestos to the big stage as tradies were sponsored to walk the catwalk with a model on the night.

The Foundation would like to personally thank our major sponsors – ANZ Enviro, ABN Group, Steel Blue, Planet Acoustics & Architecture, Clipsal by Schneider Electric and our community sponsors along with the courageous tradies and everyone who helped make the night such a huge success. This sensational event would not have been possible nor so successful, without so much amazing support!

The $30,000 raised by the tradies will be used to create further awareness of the risks of asbestos to reduce the ongoing impact of asbestos on our community.

Steeltoes & Stilettos 2019


We are proud to support some of the world’s leading experts in mesothelioma research. Thanks to our donors, this past year we were able to donate $30,000 to a Post-Doctoral Fellowship through the Cancer Council. Jonathan Chee and his colleagues, in association with Professor Anna Nowak and her team, are researching responses to immunotherapy in mesothelioma sufferers, aspiring to better treatment outcomes.

As this financial year draws to a close, we invite you to make a donation so that we can keep doing this important work. All donations $2 and over are tax deductible and will be used to reduce the impact of asbestos on our community.

One final note from our founder, Barry Knowles…“My prayer is that a cure will be discovered for those who will suffer this horrible disease in years to come. And that young people are made aware to avoid exposure.”

Thank you again for your support.