Adam Kay the comedy writer, author, comedian and former doctor has spoken of his support for the British Equine Veterinary Association’s (BEVA) Share your NHS Story fundraising initiative. Adam Kay will be a keynote speaker at the rescheduled BEVA Congress, to be held from 16-19 January 2021 at the ICC in Birmingham.
“I was delighted to hear that the veterinary profession has committed to fundraise for NHS Charities Together and support their colleagues who look after humans,” said Adam Kay. “BEVA's 'Share Your NHS Story' is a wonderful campaign and I know will be appreciated by NHS frontline staff who are working harder than ever.”
BEVA President Tim Mair was inspired to start the BEVA “Share your NHS Story” initiative when he saw that Adam Kay was compiling and editing an anthology of the NHS experiences of one hundred inspirational people – including Stephen Fry, Dame Mary Beard, Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Atkinson, Kit de Waal, Bill Bryson and many more – sharing their gratitude to the 1.4 million heroes of our NHS. All profits from the book, entitled Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, will go to NHS Charities Together and The Lullaby Trust, which supports parents bereaved of babies and young children.
“We have all seen the amazing work, above and beyond the call of duty, that NHS staff have been doing during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Tim Mair. “However, it has been costly in terms of the mental and physical health of our NHS colleagues.
“That is why we, as fellow health care professionals, want to show our solidarity and support for the NHS. BEVA represents a relatively small but important segment of the veterinary profession in the UK, and we have committed to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together, which supports and champions the various different NHS charities.”
Tim is imploring all veterinary professionals to support the initiative by sharing their own NHS story with BEVA and donating to NHS Charities Together. To submit your story click here.