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23 June 2016

£3,900 raised by Coventry & Warwickshire’s professionals

Coventry and Warwickshire’s professionals raised £2,900 for the Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation (COBF).

The region’s professional services experts donated £1,450 at Coventry & Warwickshire First FirstPro Awards, a sum generously match funded by Barclays Bank plc.

“We’re very grateful for this incredibly generous donation,” said Alison Irving – Trustee and Company Secretary at COBF. “Nobody likes to talk about their bladder, but when things are wrong, talking to someone with knowledge, understanding and caring is exactly what you need. We have been offering sufferers help and advice for the past twenty years. This generous donation means we can offer support to even more people dealing with this challenging issue.”

The region’s professionals raised a further £1,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF funds research into type 1 diabetes with the goal of finding a cure, treating and preventing type 1 diabetes.

An award for individuals, FirstPro recognises exceptional professionals and showcases the depth and breadth of talent within the region.

Jenny Simpson, a client manager at Stewart Fletcher Barrett who carried the Olympic Torch in 2012 in recognition of her contribution to the local community, was named the FirstPro 2016.

Run by its members for its members Coventry & Warwickshire First is the only forum exclusively for professional and financial services firms in the region. Its members advise and support businesses from entrepreneurial start-ups to family firms and global organisations.

The Cystitis and Overactive Bladder (COB) Foundation gives support to people with all forms of cystitis, overactive bladder and continence issues together with their families and friends.  It is the largest bladder patient support charity in the UK. It has the busiest message board forum in Europe, an the a widely used website and a confidential Advice Line for those bladder illness sufferers seeking information, help and support.