A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos. — A Morning in the TV Studio

It has been a wonderful warm day today so great to have summer at last.

Of to  Medway Campus to video a speech for Brachers supports Action Mesothelioma Day 2017


Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

​Key details

Date: Friday 7 July

Time: 11.30am – 4.15pm

Venue: Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4ST

A Dove release in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Medway will take place at 12 noon.

Followed by a Public Meeting to discuss:

  • Asbestos Victim Support Patient Care and Treatment

  • The National Centre for Mesothelioma Research

  • Asbestos in Schools Asbestos

  • Legal Issues

Speakers will include:

  • Professor Anne Bowcock – Imperial College

  • Jeremy Horton – Brachers

  • Dr Helen McGee – Hospice in the Weald

  • John Reeves – Kent National Union of Teachers

  • A message from Mavis and Ray Nye, Asbestos and Mesothelioma campaigners

Refreshments will be available.

We found the Gillingham Building (H2) – School of Journalism and the barrier was down. A nice young man said we were in the right area but we needed a pass to go further.

Phoning Alan who we were meeting but he didn’t answer his phone. Didn’t know he was having to travel from Canterbury. A kind lady said to go to the barrier and explain we had no passes but we have a disabled spot booked in the car park and that’s what we did.

Another kind voice said to go to the parking bay and up the barrier went.

At the reception desk we wasn’t booked anywhere but a great man came and met us he introduced himself as Gerardo (Swoon) who took us to the Studio that was booked. I couldn’t believe it we were KMTV Studios.

I didn’t know this was going to be so big. Josie Hannett took me through how I would like it done and I was very happy to do it as an interview, no notes needed and answering her questions became natural.

Alan McKenna arrived and he and Gerardo disappeared into another studio and we sat on a red settee with a huge telly by the side of us and lights glowing everywhere. As we didn’t take any photo’s all I can find is this one so I will be putting the recording on here after the 7th July.


The scene on the walls is of Oast Houses in the village of Ickham ickham

With a wrap up we said our goodbyes with a promise to do another interview later on as so much was talked about. My Trial, my story, Rays story My involvement  with the Asbestos industry today, The Mavis Nye Foundation. So much going on we could have filled a month of recording.

We left there and travelled into the Dockyard where our story started. Ray was very nostalgic looking at the building where he learnt all about ship writing.

I went into the shopping outlet and bought a lovely new top for my next speeches and then went handbag shopping. so many to choose from I was lost. I found a good one that was a bargain. I had lots of fun choosing the right bag and I got it from £49.00 to £19.60.

It was time for lunch at an Australian café.

Then we were soon on our way home. Grabbed Louis and took him to the park and he had a lovely run.

Today was a great day.




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