Saturday, 2 September 2017

I'm walking 50 miles non-stop in memory of a friend lost to asbestos cancer - please support me if you can

For nearly 20 years now, I have been writing and selling software to help locate and manage asbestos in buildings. Tracker and Alpha Tracker have between them captured 30,000,000+ items of asbestos-related data and those products have been the bedrock of Start Software and my business career.

Robin's JustGiving page for the Long Mynd Hike

When I started out in the asbestos industry, my mentor was industry legend Steve Shutler.  Steve would often encourage me to watch his asbestos awareness presentations about the dangers of asbestos and the diseases it causes. I learned about the appalling cancers that asbestos fibres can trigger but never once expected that they would impact someone close to me.

My friend Mike told me last year that he had been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a lung cancer caused by contact with asbestos. From my knowledge of the disease, I knew that he was starting down a very difficult road and that certainly turned out to be the case.

Mike finally lost his battle with Mesothelioma last month and in memory of him I have signed up for the 50 mile Long Mynd Hike, an annual non-stop trek across the Shropshire hills.

Start Software will match every £ raised so please do support me if you can.  Thanks in advance.

Visit my JustGiving page here.

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