Alex, Nick and Jim completed the Worcester Half Marathon
(22nd May 2016)

Two of the runners
Route of the Worcester Half Marathon
Alex, Nick and Jim with their medals
Alex, Nick and Jim with the group tshirts

The Cross Border Smugglers!:The Mongol Rally - Latest News (22 August 2015)

On the 22nd August 2015 Dave, Nigel and Mirek completed the Mongol Rally. This rally is the greatest motoring adventure on the planet. The Mongol Rally thunders 10,000 miles across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia each summer. There’s no backup, no support and no set route; just these three nutcases, and a tiny car they bought from a scrapyard for £11.50.

Neither their Reliant Robin, nor their lives, will ever be the same again.

First picture: The Reliant Robin with two of the team and the MAVSG banner on the 10th August 2015 after crossing the Russian Border. Second picture: The team, car and MAVSG banner on the Finish Line on the 22nd August 2015

Making Online Donations to MAVSG

Occasionally we get inquiries on how to make donations to us via online. It is only through the hard fundraising efforts of volunteers we are able to continue to provide help and support to victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and we are very grateful to all those who take part in these endeavours.

In order to donate online please click on the button below

Donate Now

MyDonate is a not-for-profit, online fundraising service for UK charities. This service provides a secure, easy-to-use way for millions of people to raise money for the charity of their choice.

Our profile page can be found here.

Fundraisers can set up their own ‘page’ for their event giving details on what they are doing and their motivation etc. There is a box on the right hand side “start fundraising” and you just follow the on-screen prompts.

If you wish to sponsor a friend or relative click on “Sponsor a fundraiser” and enter the fundraiser’s name in the search box. The fundraiser, along with details of any fundraising events they are participating in, should then show up. If you’re sponsoring a fundraiser, you can choose to keep your donation anonymous and/or your name on their fundraising page.

What is Gift Aid?

The government allows charities to claim back tax on donations. This tax relief is called ‘Gift Aid’. Gift Aid is given by the government on donations at a rate of 25p in the pound, so for every £1 you donate the government will give the charity a further 25p if you are a UK tax payer. This means that even more money is going to good causes.

Fundraising Aids

We can provide you with a sponsorship forms, posters, fliers and leaflets that you can print out – Please email us on for anything you might need to help promote your event.

We can also provide fundraisers with t-shirts with our group logo on and “No to Asbestos” slogan. Please contact us with quantities and sizes on

Please also remember to take lots of photographs on the day for our website and newsletters as we like to keep our members informed on all the hard efforts of our fundraisers! If there is anything else you need, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or our office telephone number on 01512361895.

James Mors competed in the Liverpool Triathlon on Sunday 1st July, 2012

Liverpool Triathlon, Sunday 1st July held at Queens Wharf in Liverpool. James Mors finished 82nd out of 380. Competed in memory of his Grandad John Raymond Mors (Ray) who died in January this year suffering from Mesothelioma.

Family Fundraising Team Raises £1564.14 for MAVS (24th November 2011)

Tricia Jones and family have raised a total of £1564.14 through various family fundraising events for our charity. The family took part in a sponsored walk and bike ride on Sunday 11th September 2011. Tricia said "The bike ride was such a perfect day with all four generations taking part". Stephen Jones also took part in the first Liverpool Marathon. They dedicated their efforts to Mr. Walter Jones who has been assisted by our group. We would like to sincerely thank the entire Jones family for all their hard work and dedication with their fundraising efforts.

Cheque Presentation in House of Commons (25th October 2011)

Beverley Turton presents cheque to John Flanagan in the House of Commons.

John Flanagan and Beverley Turton with her parents Marjory and Geoffrey Magee presenting a cheque for over £2,500.

First Liverpool Marathon (9th October 2011)

Beverley Turton recently ran the first Liverpool Marathon (09.10.11) raising much needed awareness for asbestos victims. Beverley raised over £2000 for MAVS - a fantastic achievement! "We would like to thank Beverley for all her hard efforts."

Sponsored Walk from Southport to Liverpool City Centre (17 July 2011)

A sponsored 21 mile walk from Southport Lord Street, to Liverpool Pier Head, by David Innelli in memory of his late father Francis Innelli who passed last year; to raise funds for the group. The walk started at 10:00am in very heavy rain and everybody finished at 5:15pm and raised over £300. Many thanks to all those took part.

Paul Jennings Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (8th to 16th November 2010)

Climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, was the challenge of lifetime and I have taken away a lifetime's worth of memories from my trip. It was a hugely rewarding experience, and I was proud to have achieved this in memory of my grandad (Edward Rice) and to raise money for a really worthy charity. I'm also grateful for the help of John and the team at MAVSG, my friends, family, and wonderful girlfriend who have all given their own time in helping me along the way.

The trek took eight days to complete, including a six-day ascent and a 2-day descent. Climbing to heights of almost 6,000 metres (18,000 feet), the terrain rapidly changed from tropical heat to desert wasteland and finally to snow and ice. We were supported on the journey by over one hundred local porters, who carried the food and water needed for the entire trip, and set up and dismantled our camps each day. Their warmth and tireless work really help motivate our group.

Sadly, the group fell just short of reaching the Uhuru peak ('uhuru' means 'freedom' in native swahili). This was due to severe and unseasonal snow blizzards which, combined with the -15 C degree temperatures, made an already difficult summit attempt near impossible. This took nothing away from our sense of achievement, however, as we each knew we had pushed ourselves as hard as we could to do our charities and everyone waiting for us at home proud!

Cheque Presentation by Carl Grue to Group (28 January 2011)

John Flanagan and Beverley Turton with her parents Marjory and Geoffrey Magee presenting a cheque for over £2,500.