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Consort Medical – Bespak Drug Delivery Devices, with base in King's Lynn, names NARS and Steel Bones as charities it will support


By Julie Graham, Business Editor


Bespak employees have named two charities it will be supporting in the year ahead.

Staff from the Lynn and Cambridge sites of Consort Medical – Bespak Drug Delivery Devices have chosen to raise awareness and funding for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service and Steel Bones, which supports amputees and their families.

NARS provides expert medical help at the scene of road crashes and other emergencies. The doctors and paramedics who volunteer for NARS have received extra training to provide trauma care and can administer more extensive drugs at the scene of an accident or cardiac arrest.

At Lynn's Bespak site are, from left, Nicola Newcombe, Martyn Parker, of NARS, Bespak commercial vice president Michael Earl presenting an initial donation to Paul Strutt, of NARS, Melanie Grange, Emma Twell and Lee Distin (14277385)
At Lynn's Bespak site are, from left, Nicola Newcombe, Martyn Parker, of NARS, Bespak commercial vice president Michael Earl presenting an initial donation to Paul Strutt, of NARS, Melanie Grange, Emma Twell and Lee Distin (14277385)

This year NARS is extremely proud to celebrate its 45th year of supporting the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust with the most serious or life-threatening incidents around Norfolk.

Paul Strutt, of NARS, said the charity was delighted to have been chosen. "The contest to be the charity of the year was decided by an employee vote so we are very grateful to everyone who voted for us. It's a fantastic way for us to receive vital funds for our life-saving operation."

Michael Earl, commercial vice president and member of the charity committee said: “Although NARS have been in operation for 49 years not many of us on the charity committee had heard of them, which given the amazing work they do, was a real shock. As soon as they came to present to us we felt they were worthy of being added to the list for Bespak employees to vote for.

Andrew Donnelly, Innovation vice president at Bespak's Cambridge site presents Emma Joy-Staines, of Steel Bones, with an initial donation. With them is Maxine Osborne, a member of the charity committee(14277517)
Andrew Donnelly, Innovation vice president at Bespak's Cambridge site presents Emma Joy-Staines, of Steel Bones, with an initial donation. With them is Maxine Osborne, a member of the charity committee(14277517)

“Steel Bones approached Bespak last July. They are a small and relatively new charity being run by an amputee family. They are trying to raise their profile and are 100 per cent volunteer run, supporting civilian amputees and their families."

Steel Bones is running several projects, such as amputee football games, children’s books, fitness clubs and clinics and school workshops.

Emma Joy-Staines of Steel Bones said: “We are beyond thrilled to be selected by the amazing team at Bespak. We are really excited about working with this fantastic team plus their financial donation will make a huge impact on helping us to help more local amputee families. Thank you so much.”


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