During this year’s Charity Week, ARCA staff and members got involved in various events and activities, raising over £5,500 for Mesothelioma UK.
Funds were raised by taking part in; paintballing, a three-peak challenge, nuclear running events, hula hooping marathon, and there was lots of baking and eating.
The Association supports Mesothelioma UK – a national resource dedicated to supporting people with this asbestos cancer, providing specialist Mesothelioma information, support & improved care and treatment.
“Thank you to everyone who took part in the Charity Week and to those who donated. These funds will continue to support the vital work the charity undertakes to help asbestos cancer patients, and in particular Mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists at NHS hospitals across the UK,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.
“We hope that all of our members had fun whilst raising funds for this charity.”
Liz Darlison, Mesothelioma UK Head of Services, commented, “We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part in activities to raise funds for our charity again this year. This funding initiative provides a great opportunity for raising awareness, which is so important, and will help us to continue the work that we do in supporting people affected by Mesothelioma across the UK.”
The Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Glossop as the Association’s Membership & Client Relationship Officer.
Over the last few years managers of the Association have been visiting ARCA and ATaC members, to provide the opportunity to discuss directly with the owners or senior managers, any issues affecting individual members and how the Association is, and can support their business.
“We received extremely positive feedback on visits. Both members and the Association saw the benefits of these visits in building closer relationships and as a private communication forum,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.
“Over the last two years, due to several new developments and initiatives the Association’s resources were stretched, which unfortunately meant that we could not undertake the number of member visits we would have liked. We appreciate the importance of these meetings, and also the time required to undertake them, so we made the decision to create a new role to focus on visiting members on a regular basis.”
“I’m pleased to welcome Peter to the team. To fulfil this role Peter brings with him over 35 years’ experience working in various roles within the asbestos management industry, including asbestos removal management, surveying and training.”
“This is an exciting move for me as I know ARCA is a well-respected association and I look forward to working with the team,” added Peter. “Joining ARCA at this time gives me the opportunity to attend the member regional meetings being held throughout November, and introduce myself to many members, after which I’m keen to start visiting individual members.”