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National support following a personal family experience

National corporate trade body, the British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA), took on a challenge after their former President, Paddy Barrett’s family were helped by Nottingham’s Hospitals.    

The Association chose to fundraise for the Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Neonatal Appeal after Paddy’s grand-daughter, Amaya, was born 16 weeks prematurely with chronic lung disease. They put their heads together and decided to hold a hospital charity appeal at their Annual Corporate Dinner.   As a result they raised over £11,000 and alongside this they talked about the help Amaya received at Nottingham Children’s Hospital, raising the profile of the amazing work the teams do there.

When they visited the hospital to present the cheque Chris Collings, Association President,  was pleased to chat to staff: “We’re very glad the money our members raised has gone to such a fantastic cause.  It was so special to visit Nottingham Children’s Hospital and to see all of the wonderful work being done by the really great team at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”


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