GMAVSG would like to take this opportunity to thank all those firms and individuals who have, and still do, organise fundraising events for the group. We would also especially thank those who have raised or donated money in memory of their loved ones.

Gordon Marriott Memorial Golf Day. This year’s Golf Day took place at Blackley Golf Club on Friday 7 September 2018.

The day has been held annually since 2011 in memory of the late Gordon Marriott, who passed away from mesothelioma in 2010. His daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Chris Hazelhurst, set up the annual golf day to raise awareness of mesothelioma. £11,200 was raised for GMAVSG. Thank you Natalie & Chris, and to everyone who took part!

55K Canal Walk. On 21st April 2018, Julie Francis- who lost her Dad to mesothelioma- walked 55km from Sowerby Bridge to Manchester to raise funds for GMAVSG.

Julie did the walk in a blistering 13 hours & 14 minutes, which included 4 pub stops!

Around £900 has been raised so far. Thank you, Julie!

Bullock Smithy walk. On 2-3rd September 2017, Madelene Holdsworth and Natalie Lamb of Slater & Gordon completed the gruelling 56 mile Bullock Smithy walk to raise funds for GMAVSG.

Following the walk, Madelene said: “It was an extreme challenge and we had a good go at it! Can’t say I’d do it again though….” Thank you for your efforts, Natalie & Madelene!

£573 was raised for GMAVSG (£708.75 with Gift Aid). Many thanks to all who donated.


Charity hike up Snowdon  On 29th April 2017, staff from the Manchester and Chester offices of Slater & Gordon solicitors climbed Snowdon to raise much-needed funds for GMAVSG and Mesothelioma UK. The ascent was no walk in the park, but the team enjoyed spectacular panoramic views, on what turned out to be a beautifully clear day.

Many thanks to Slater & Gordon for their efforts, and to all those who donated. A total of £917.24, including gift aid, was raised for GMAVSG.

Manchester Half Marathon.

Congratulations to Kim Harrison, who not only completed the Manchester Half Marathon in under two hours in October 2016, but in doing so raised over £300 for GMAVSG. Well done Kim!



Gordon Marriott Memorial Golf Day 2014 This event, organised by Chris and Natalie Hazlehurst, exceeded all previous efforts, raising an amazing £20,000. A big thank you to Chris and Natalie, and everyone else who supported this fantastic event!

Great North Run raises over £400 for mesothelioma research Wendy Rayner raised over £400 when she completed the Great North Run. This event is the second largest half-marathon in the world. The money raised went to the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund and the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund.

Run for Joanie Mike Barton, family and friends raised a fantastic £4,035 in the Manchester 10K run in memory of Mike’s wife Joan, who sadly died from mesothelioma. Joan was a keen runner herself and would have been proud of this achievement from family and friends. A big thank you to all runners and all who donated from GMAVSG.

Joanie 5

Wilmslow Half Marathon A big thank you to Mark Alderson and Jon Horton who ran the Wilmslow Half Marathon in memory of Mark’s dad, Robert, who sadly died of mesothelioma. They raised £1,320 for GMAVSG.

Wilmslow Half Marathon

Gordon Marriott Memorial Golf Day 2013 For a number of years now, Chris and Natalie Hazelhurst have organised a fundraising memorial golf day, in memory of Natalie’s dad Gordon, who sadly died from mesothelioma in 2010. This year’s event raised a staggering £14,500 for Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group. The event is a credit to Chris and Natalie who put in an enormous amount of work into organising such a successful day and a fitting tribute to Gordon.

Marriott 2013