PRASAG was launched in October 2015 by Samantha Cox in memory of her father Paul Readhead.  Sam has personal experience of mesothelioma after caring for her father.  Sam is a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP and has trained with CRUSE Bereavement.  During her father's illness it highlighted to her the need for a holistic approach, encompassing emotional, physical, social and financial wellbeing.

This was the beginning of PRASAG and with considerable support from her sister in law Lucy Reynoldson, Chris Knighton MBE (MKMRF), Leah Taylor (Mesothelioma UK), Lynne and Lisa (HASAG) the support group became a reality.


  • Monthly support group meetings
  • Home visits
  • Help and advice on benefits and compensation
  • Emotional support

Each group is attended by Leah Taylor, Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist who provides information about Mesothelioma, including symptoms, treatments and clinical trials. 

Legal help

We have a panel of experienced solicitors specialising in asbestos claims.  The services they offer include:

  • Home visits throughout the UK
  • No cost to patients or their family
  • 100% compensation received

Solicitors attend the monthly group to provide no obligation advice and support.

Our meetings are social and informal in a warm and friendly environment for people affected by asbestos related disease and their carers.

1st Tuesday of each month, 11am to 1pm:

Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington, DL3 8QH

2nd Tuesday of each month, 11am to 1pm:

Morpeth Golf Club, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2BT

Refreshments are provided at all meetings