Peddling in memory of Tom Biggs Grandad

Charles Bartlett founder of Charles Bartlett Residential will be taking to the saddle with four of his school friends.  Charles comments “As pals from our school days, we decided to take on a challenge in 2023 to cycle from London to Brighton on 10th September (which is also Tom Shellard’s birthday!). As part of this we are raising money for Mesothelioma UK and raising awareness of Mesothelioma.

Awareness of mesothelioma is limited, however unfortunately I’ve had a few dealings with the disease, with my Grandad, Tony Jackman, being diagnosed with and passing away from the disease in 2020. Other friends and extended family have unfortunately also suffered from the disease.  We’re pedalling in memory of Grandad, as well as others dear to us who we miss each day.

We really do appreciate each and every donation of any amount, and this really spurs us on in this challenge!”

Tom Biggs, Charlie Bartlett, Elliott, Tom Shellard and Dan Wolner.

Agents Giving and The Guild of Property Professionals are delighted to support with a grant to a great fundraising challenge.

In the UK, over 2,700 per year are diagnosed with Mesothelioma

 Mesothelium is also known as ‘diffuse’ or ‘malignant’ mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium.

The mesothelium is a thin membrane that lines the inner surface of:

  • The chest wall, where it is known as the pleura
  • The abdomen where it is known as the peritoneum
  • The testicles

The mesothelium also surrounds organs within these cavities for example the heart, lungs and intestines. It is far more common to have mesothelioma in the chest than in the abdomen. There is approximately one case of peritoneal mesothelioma to every 12 cases of pleural mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is more common in men than in women and nearly half of the people diagnosed with the disease are over 75 years old.

Exposure to asbestos is responsible for up to 9 out of 10 mesothelioma cases. There are thought to be other rare causes of the disease but none are fully understood at this time.