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Medical equipment manufacturer Bespak, based at Bergan Way in North Lynn, have pledged to increase its backing for the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS).

The company adopted NARS as its charity of the year for 2019-20 but that was due to end next month.

Now in the light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Bespak has announced that it is going to continue with NARS as its charity of the year until the end of the year.

Michael Earl, Bespak, commercial vice-president, presents £5,000 cheque toPaul Strutt, of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (33731782)
Michael Earl, Bespak, commercial vice-president, presents £5,000 cheque toPaul Strutt, of the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (33731782)

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, many charities are seeing a significant decrease in public

donations and support. NARS are no exception to this. Bespak saw the appeal NARS were making because of this and held a meeting within their charity committee to further discuss how they could be of help.

A statement from Bespak said: "With NHS resources being stretched to the limit, NARS are also now needed more than ever assisting frontline NHS staff. Bespak are proud to be associated with NARS as their Charity of The Year, originally

planned to run from April 2019-May 2020. It has now also been decided that NARS will continue to hold their

position as Charity of The Year until December 2020 to ensure that they are receiving continued support from

Bespak during this difficult time."

In addition Bespak was extremely proud to be able to donate a further figure of £6,554, some of which came via employee fundraising, towards the support of the vital services NARS provide within the local community.

That came on top of a recent donation of £5,000 to the charity.

As part of the partnership, Martyn Parker, tTraining co-ordinator for NARS came to Bespak to deliver life-saving CPR training to employees on site.

This training provided employees with the vital knowledge of how to react in the unfortunate and unexpected event of a cardiac arrest. The hands-on learning session was thought to be really useful and positive feedback was received from all of those who attended.

The training will hopefully have given employees the confidence to help someone in need in an emergency and it is intended that further training sessions can be held for those who were not able to attend but wish to benefit from the training.

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