AMD Solicitors Charity of the Year 2023

Every year AMD Solicitors nominate a charity of the year to raise as much money as they can for that chosen charity. The staff put forward their choice, and Michelle Bird who works at AMD in Henleaze chose BAKPA. We received the most votes so became the charity for 2023. Below is Michelle’s reason for supporting BAKPA in her own words.

During November 2011 at the age of 54, My Father Andrew Bird became very unwell and was taken to hospital. During the process of several tests and treatment, he was subsequently diagnosed with a very rare autoimmune disease known as Goodpastures Syndrome, this causes the immune system to mistakenly make antibodies that attack the lungs and kidneys. As a result, my Dad had to dialyse three times a week at the Richard Bright Renal unit.

Devastatingly, after 9 years my Dad lost his life on the 15th of January 2021 aged 63. We as a family were grateful to the Richard Bright Renal Unit for their support and treatment given to Dad which no doubt prolonged his life. I therefore looked into whether there was a charity that raised money for the unit where my Dad was treated which is how I became aware of BAKPA. I wanted to put forward this charity because of everything they did for my Dad and my family during such a difficult time and give something back.

This charity is very close to mine and my family’s hearts and therefore, my family and I know my Dad would be extremely happy we have been able to raise funds for this unit, I will forever be in debt to this unit and what they did for my Dad.

Michelle Bird

AMD raised an amazing £1122.11, all done through cake sales and dress down days to name a few. BAKPA would like to thank Michelle for nominating the charity and Lauren Carley who was the contact for us for all the hard work raising such an amazing sum.

Pictured is Michelle Bird with Vicky Gardner chairman of BAKPA

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