AVA has no paid staff – our team give their time because they are passionate about supporting people affected by asbestos and making the public aware of the continuing dangers of asbestos in the home and work environment.
Our volunteers provide support to people with an asbestos related disease through home visits and phone calls. If you are interested in joining our support network, please contact us. We need volunteers to carry on our work.
You could help by distributing AVA brochures to your local community activities centre, medical centre, hospital, council etc, or handing out information brochures at a community event. AVA participates in a number of community events every year such as the Home Show and Tradie Mate Show at Wayville Showgrounds as well as various country Shows and Field Days. These events are an important way to raise community awareness about asbestos.
Social mornings are held at 10 am on the second Wednesday of each month at the AVA office, level 9, 60 Waymouth Street Adelaide. We provide refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with others in a supportive environment.
As a voluntary organisation, AVA relies on donations to fund the expenses involved in providing our services to victims and their families. Donations to AVA come from a variety of sources, such as sponsorships by annual contributions or from families and friends.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult times we have to face in life and finding ways of coping is different for everyone. As part of that journey, some may choose to donate to a support organisation such as AVA. This can be done by asking people to make a donation in lieu of flowers at the funeral service. AVA can supply envelopes for this purpose.
If you prefer to ask for donations for asbestos research, we can advise you. There is wonderful work being done by Flinders Medical Centre (Professor Doug Henderson AO Research Fund), the Asbestos Disease Research Institute (NSW) and the National Centre for Asbestos Related Disease (WA). Others may prefer to include a bequest to AVA in their will as a lasting way of remembering and celebrating the person’s life, and highlighting the need for asbestos awareness and ongoing research into improved options for treatment. If we can help you with the wording of bequests or leaving a legacy in your Will, please call us on (08) 8212 6008. We can help you to ensure that your bequest is used in the manner you intend.
to our bank account – please provide your name in the reference box so we can identify you. If you would like a written receipt, telephone the office to give us your name and address.
Cheque or money order
Posting to the address below:
Asbestos Victims Association (SA) Inc
PO Box 4066
Elizabeth South SA 5112
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