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BMRA donates a further AccuVein machine to support children requiring medical care, through the local children’s charity, Dreamdrops

Following its donation of two children’s vein finding machines for use in the A&E department at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2019, Huntingdon-based British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has made a further donation to Cambridgeshire Community Service’s NHS Trust Specialist Community Nursing service by funding a third AccuVein machine to support practitioners working in the community.


BMRA donates a further AccuVein machine to support children requiring medical care, through the local children’s charity, Dreamdrops f
Members of the Children’s Community Specialist Nursing Team along with Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops (front right) receive the cheque from Kate Magill (far left) and BMRA President Susie Burrage (front left). The AccuVein can be seen far right.

Having first been selected as the BMRA President’s charity in 2019, following the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, Susie Burrage, President of the BMRA, decided to support Dreamdrops for a further year.

Dreamdrops, is a local children’s charity that fundraises for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and Holly Ward (paediatric) at Hinchingbrooke Hospital as well as supporting community children’s services.

BMRA donates a further AccuVein machine to support children requiring medical care, through the local children’s charity, Dreamdrops p one
The AccuVein device

The money raised was from the proceeds of a raffle held at the BMRA’s Virtual Annual Dinner event in November 2020, an event normally held in person but sadly cancelled due to the pandemic.

The amount was further boosted by an employee of the BMRA, Kate Magill, whose family have experienced the children’s services both at Hinchingbrooke and in the community, when she ran the Cambridge Half Marathon in March 2020. In total £4,511.00 was raised.


Susie Burrage, President of the BMRA said:

“We were so disappointed to not hold our Annual Dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. We were thrilled to be able to hold a virtual raffle, and were humbled that despite not meeting in person, our members were still able to donate generously despite a difficult year for everyone. I am delighted that the BMRA have been able to help purchase three AccuVein machines in the last two years.”

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of Dreamdrops said:

“We are thrilled to bits to receive such a generous donation from The British Metals Recycling Association as this ‘cutting edge’ equipment will be invaluable to assist staff who are caring for children in A&E who require cannulation, as well as those who are cared for by the Specialist Nursing Team in the local community.  It is extremely difficult to locate veins, particularly in very small children, and having the benefit of an AccuVein to help, will make a significant difference to the experience of young patients receiving treatment.”

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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