patrons and board of trustees
Charles begun his auctioneering career at Christies in London before going on to establish Hansons Auctioneers in 2005. His charmingly enthusiastic manner has seen him preside over prestigious celebrity and fund raising auctions across the UK including a highly entertaining event for Salus Fatigue Foundation. He continues to film with the BBC shows The Antiques Road Trip and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, alongside the ever-popular ‘Bargain Hunt’ where he appears as both expert and auctioneer.
Anita Bhalla OBE
Anita’s 26-year media career with the BBC has been varied; from being one of the first regionally based bi-media correspondents to being Head of the BBC’s Public Space Broadcasting. She has also presented Channel 4’s Eastern Eye and other national programmes. Anita is currently Chair of Performances Birmingham Ltd (Town Hall and Symphony Hall), Chair of the Creative City Partnership, Board member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and recent past Chair of MAC (Midlands Arts Centre).
Damion has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years. Over the last 10 years this has involved supporting many businesses in their development as a dedicated relationship manager. Alongside this Damion has developed partnerships with local stakeholders and was also on the board of directors for the Leamington Spa Business Improvement District, this was focused on helping to drive the towns development plan. Damion has been a volunteer business mentor for The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs over the last 8 years helping businesses and social enterprise develop.
Dr Christine Lloyd
Christine is a GP in the local area. She became ill with a virus in February 2010 and did not recover as expected. She was eventually diagnosed with M.E. The turning point in her recovery was after attending a support group meeting of the Salus Fatigue Foundation. With the support & guidance of Linda & Ron and other members of the group she recovered enough to resume working in February 2011 and she is now well on her way to a full recovery.
Gill worked as a GP for 27 years and was involved in the appraisal of other doctors and the training of GP’s. In trying to help patients with CFS and ME, she realised how difficult it is to access the NHS services for both these and other causes of persistent fatigue and how it took too many months to access these services. Searching for ways to support patients, Gill witnessed first-hand what excellent guidance Salus can provide! Having now retired, she is now eager to be involved in the administration for Salus. There will certainly be a continuing, and possibly growing, need for their services in the future.