Digby Brown to walk ONE MILLION STEPS for asbestos sufferers

One million steps for Mesothelioma 2021 fundraising challenge

Our Industrial Disease team is marking Global Asbestos Awareness Week (April 1-7) by walking more than one million steps.

The huge effort – to be undertaken by around 20 people – is aimed at highlighting the need to help those affected by asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.

But it is also aimed at raising £3,000 which will help Clydebank Asbestos Group and Asbestos Action as they provide support for individuals and families across Scotland.

Fraser Simpson, Head of the Industrial Disease team, said: “The last year has been a challenge for everyone but we’re excited to still find innovative ways to help two charities who truly are a lifeline for so many.

“What is especially admirable is that during COVID-19 both CAG and AA found ways to maintain and deliver their services that so many families depend on – it therefore only feels right to be able to give something back in honour of their commitment.

“One million steps certainly won’t be easy and there will no doubt be wet and windy days that we’ll dread, but this is nothing compared to the challenges faced by sufferers of asbestos-related diseases.

“But it’s also why everyone taking part is proud to pull on their walking boots because in doing so we help these charities to help others.”

Fraser’s team will engage in long walks every day for the whole of Global Asbestos Awareness Week and log their daily steps using devices like smartphone fitness apps.

At the end of the week they will then combine their weekly total where the aim is to have a combined total of 1,000,000 steps.

To succeed the team will need to average 140,000 steps each day.

The team has already raised £1,705 for the two charities and those who wish to donate can do so through Just Giving.