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BMRA raises £65,000 for charity

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) presented cheques totalling £65,000 to two children’s hospitals in front of a record audience at their half yearly dinner.

The majority of the money raised through a sponsored climb of the highest free-standing mountain in the word- Kilimanjaro, went to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, while £8,500 will go to the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation in Glasgow.

BMRA past president George Bond said: “I knew this was a generous industry, I just wanted everyone else to see it. Birmingham Children’s Hospital impressed us with their openness, they said we could tell them where we wanted the money to be spent, and by their commitment to continuous improvement. So they were a clear winner for us.”

The cheque was presented to the hospitals marketing director Peter Tomlinson in front of a record-breaking audience of 420 members and guests at Birmingham’s Holiday Inn.

Tomlinson said: “The new burns centre at our hospital is due to be announced soon as one of four specialist burns care centres around the country. Construction has already started on site and the building will be opened in early 2007. The donation will be recorded in the centre on a plaque, in recycled metal of course.”

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