Meet the team
Lynne co-founded HASAG in 2006 following the death of her beloved father, Dave Salisbury, who had been suffering from mesothelioma. She has been pivotal in raising the profile of asbestos-related diseases across the region.
Lynne works closely with specialist lung cancer nurses in many hospitals to ensure patients and their families are seen as quickly as possible after diagnosis.
She is on the committee of the Mesothelioma UK advisory group and is a member of the Action Meso Working Group. Lynne also works closely with the Peritoneal Mesothelioma Support Group.
Lynne has been instrumental in fundraising for support for all asbestos disease sufferers and research into asbestos-related illnesses. Her greatest achievement to date has been the fact that HASAG has been able to fund several specialist Mesothelioma UK nursing post (we are about to fund our 4th and 5th).
We launched HASAG to make sure that no one else would ever feel there was nowhere to turn to when facing an asbestos-related diagnosis. Dad would be so proud of what we’ve achieved to date and the plans we have for the future to help more people and their families deal with the realities of asbestos disease.
Lisa joined HASAG in 2009 after her Aunt was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Over the years, she has worked tirelessly to make sure patients across the region get the very best advice and support they deserve.
Lisa loves all aspects of her role at HASAG from fundraising, increasing awareness of asbestos-related diseases to meeting new patients and their families. She is also treasurer for the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum. Her biggest hope is that she can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.
Just knowing that we are making a positive difference in the lives of people diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases and their families is what keeps me going. HASAG is a charity close to my heart and I’m proud to be a part of it.
Alison has been with HASAG since the beginning of 2015 and in that time has worked hard on behalf of asbestos sufferers and their loved ones. Before joining the team, she worked in the NHS for a decade and prior to that she was a casework assistant for the Crown Prosecution Service for 10 years.
Working for HASAG has proved to be extremely rewarding for Alison who relishes the challenge of ensuring all our patients and families have access to the relevant benefits and support they need throughout their illness.
Her greatest enjoyment is working closely with specialist lung cancer nurses and meeting wonderful new people at our coffee mornings and fundraising events.
We are here for anyone affected by asbestos-related diseases – whether that’s patients, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles… the ripple effects of an asbestos diagnosis is felt by everyone. Help, advice, support, a shoulder to cry on if the going gets tough, our aim is to be there when you need us.
Jo joined HASAG in September 2017. She has previously worked in the care sector, and most recently for the NHS at Southampton General Hospital. Jo is dedicated to supporting patients and their families to ensure they receive all the support they need throughout their illness. Helping people with asbestos-related disease after the loss of a family member.
Jo is fully committed to the work HASAG does and finds it rewarding to support the needs of others. Jo is really excited about her new role.
I feel proud to be a part of an amazing charity that supports people at a vulnerable part in their life, having experienced the incredible support HASAG gave to my family.
Trudie joined HASAG in March 2019. Before joining the team, Trudie worked in finance. Since joining the team, Trudie has been inspired by the courage and positivity of the patients. Trudie enjoys coffee mornings and other charity events where she gets the chance to meet both patients and their families.
Trudie is committed to all of the work HASAG does and ensures that all of the patients receive the support that they need.
I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team. It is overwhelming to see the affect HASAG’s support has on patients and their families and the support that the charity provides at such a difficult time. This is something I am incredibly proud to be a part of.