Asbestos victims are remembered

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Asbestos victims are remembered

Saturday, July 07, 2012


Victims of asbestos cancer were remembered at a special service at Leicester Cathedral yesterday.

The service was held as part of the national Action Mesothelioma Day to raise awareness of the cancer and the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

Among those at the service was Pamela Howkins, whose husband, Jim, died from mesothelioma in January 2011.

Mrs Howkins, from Wigston, said: “I lost the best thing in my life – Jim – and if I can help save just one more life, by helping raise awareness of this disease, I feel I will have made a difference.”

Mr Howkins, who had been a joiner in the prison service, was 70 when he died.

He had been diagnosed with mesothelioma five earlier.

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