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MKMRF: Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund

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The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund (MKMRF) raises awareness and funds crucial research projects into mesothelioma with your support.

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Mick KnightonMKMRF was established by Chris Knighton MBE in memory of her husband. Mick Knighton was diagnosed with mesothelioma, aged 59, in August 2000 and died on the 19 March 2001, seven months later.

Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer affecting the lung and occasionally the abdomen caused by exposure to asbestos. Mick served in the Royal Navy as a young man when asbestos products were widely used.

This research fund has been set up in his memory to help others, of which there will be many.

The Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund has worked to fund several ground-breaking research studies in this field over the last 15 years.

Supporting MKMRF

Your support is crucial to the work of MKMRF. Here's some ways for you to get involved:

Snowdrop funds

Snowdrop funds are special funds set up in memory of people whose lives have been lost to mesothelioma.

The money from each fund goes directly to support our work into mesothelioma research, awareness and support.

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If you would like to create a Snowdrop memorial fund to fundraise for MKMRF please email

Donate online

Your donation will enable us to raise awareness, fund vital research and improve care and support for people affected by mesothelioma.

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Fundraise for MKMRF

Over the last 15 years our generous supporters have taken on a wide range of challenges and events for MKMRF. From planning a charity ball to running the Great North Run – our incredible supporters have done it all!

Fancy getting involved?

Contact our Events team today on 0207 078 7912 or