GMAVSG employs one full-time worker, Graham, and two part-time workers, Jeff and Rob.


Graham Dring is the GMAVSG Co-ordinator and started working for the charity in 2013. He has been a welfare rights worker for over 30 years.  Graham is usually in the office Monday to Friday.

Graham has also been the Chair of the Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum UK, the organisation representing asbestos support groups nationally, since 2015.


Rob Rayner has been with GMAVSG since 2015. He used to work for Citizens Advice. Rob works part-time for GMAVSG and is usually in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Rob lives with his partner, Rachel, and when he’s not at work he enjoys hillwalking and beer festivals.


Jeff Eaman has been at GMAVSG since 2012. He has worked for Macmillan and Citizens Advice. Jeff works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Jeff is married to Susie and has two daughters and a step-daughter. He enjoys walking, cycling, DIY, and going to the cinema. He also likes spending time with his seven grandchildren – though preferably not all at the same time!