We are very lucky in our business that over the years a number of our customers have become real friends. One such is Andy Dennis, a special person and a very good friend who will be giving a special talk at Bean & Bud on Thursday 7 August at 6pm.
Andy is a nurse on the Intensive Care Unit at Harrogate District Hospital. Prior to nurse training he worked as a Royal Air Force Medical Assistant including active service in the first Gulf War and various other nursing experience. In addition to his NHS work Andy now works with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), which in recent years has included working in Northern Uganda and twice in South Sudan. In 2013 he spent 6 months at Leer Hospital in South Sudan running the Nutrition Project caring for malnourished children.
When he is not working in the NHS or with MSF his time is spent fundraising. In 2011 Andy walked around 2000 miles from Amsterdam to Barcelona as a fundraising challenge, which has so far raised more than £37,000 for MSF. You can find more about this project at www.walka2b.co.uk.
Andy’s presentation at Bean & Bud will focus on the recent mission in South Sudan, a little background about MSF and the fundraising activity.
Please try to join us for this event. There is no need to book but it will be busy. We will be open as usual serving great coffee and tea, and there will also be a chance to donate to this extremely important cause.