A portrait of Mary Cotterill

 

A portrait of Mary Cotterill

A tribute to May Cotterill, SCN

 

On Tuesday 7th November, Mike Jameson, Chair of Birmingham IA, presented an oil painting of the late Mary Cotterill, a retired SCN who worked tirelessly in the interests of Birmingham IA members and stoma and Internal Pouch patients in general, to staff at the Ruth Astles Centre, Heartlands Hospital.

Mary’s vision led to the creation of the Ruth Astles Centre at Heartlands Hospital, a facility which is still valued today by patients and nursing staff. Ruth Astles was Mary’s patient and bequeathed the funding for the unit, and Mary managed the project of building the stoma unit from start to finish.

Mike presented the oil painting to Richie Asilo, Yetunde Fadipe, Karen Entwistle and Emma Astley-Hill. It will be hung alongside the existing oil painting of Ruth Astles. Birmingham IA are delighted that Mary will be honoured in this way at the stoma unit which she created.

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Join our friends GetYourBellyOut on Saturday 18th May for their 10th year annual event ???? #crohns #colitis #stoma #pouch

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Merry Christmas from Birmingham IA

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Don't forget, tomorrow is our final coffee social of the year. We have Alex Browning from Dansac joining us and talking about skin health for ostomates. 30th November - 10:30am at The United Reformed Church, Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AA. Let's have one last catch up and a cuppa

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90 days ago

Why not join us for our final coffee social of the year. Alex Browning from Dansac will be joining us and talking about skin health. 30th November - 10:30am at The United Reformed Church, Brassington Avenue, Sutton Coldfield B73 6AA. Let's have a catch up and a cuppa. Can't wait to see you there!

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Our Nationals very own Caroline Bramwell met up with Chef Gregg Wallace and shared her story. Gregg has a new living with a stoma category on his Web page. Read about Caroline's journey and her favorite food recipes, by clicking the link:

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