Asbestoswise

Christmas Appeal 2015

Being diagnosed with an Asbestos Related Disease (ARD) leaves you feeling alone - even when surrounded by family and friends. Mainstream support services don't effectively address the unique challenges faced by this growing community of sufferers.

During 2016, approximately 150 Victorians will be diagnosed with an ARD and whilst the medical needs of this community are well serviced by the health sector - it is left to non-for profit organisations such as Asbestoswise to support the social and emotional needs of sufferers, their families and friends.

People impacted by an ARD tell us about the tremendous value they derive from being able to speak with other people currently on the same journey as them or people who have shared the journey with a loved one in the past. This opportunity offers an important sense of connection and empowerment as well as genuine moral support for the challenging times ahead.

Asbestoswise facilitates monthly meetings for current sufferers and their families as well as monthly meetings for people who have lost a loved one to Asbestos Related Disease. In addition to these group meetings, our experienced staff are available in person or by telephone for one on one confidential support.

We can't change the outcome of an ARD diagnosis for our 150 fellow Victorians in 2016, but together we can help make theirs and their family's journey less isolating.

You could help make a difference by donating:

For $30 Asbestoswise supports the needs of one sufferer or carer with one session in a group based support meeting.

For $150 One sufferer or carer is provided with up to 1 hour's worth of confidential and individualized face to face or telephone support.

For $30 An individual can attend up to 10 group based support meetings throughout the year.

For $500 Asbestoswise delivers a package of support (individual, group and bereavement support) for one individual for a full year.

Many thanks for your financial support.

Contact Details

Ross House 247-251 Flinders Lane
MELBOURNE VIC, 3000

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.