April 26, 2012
-- The Cottage pub in Silver Road, north Norwich, is holding its third annual beer festival from Thursday, April 19 until Monday, April 23. Landlady Sally Mann’s son Harry, who is now seven, was taken to the specialist paediatric renal unit, known as Ward E17, at Nottingham University Hospitals’ Queens Medical Centre in 2008. The boy, who was seriously ill, was transferred to the unit after spending a couple of days in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He spent three weeks on the ward, was on dialysis for two of those weeks and also had a spell in intensive care after taking a turn for the worse. “Charity events are really special as they do tend to hit home. This particular charity event is special in more ways than one as its personal for Sally and I’m sure it provides a real comfort for her to be able to give back to the people who helped her.” Said a source at Morton Solutions who are a sales and marketing company based in Norwich and who deal with different charities themselves.
Sally Mann, 34, who has been in charge at The Cottage since December 2009, said her son, who has twin siblings Charlie and Ellie, two, was now fine. She said: “He contracted e-coli 0157 and this developed into HUS –haemolytic uraemic syndrome. What basically happens is the virus mutates and starts attacking various organs. It breaks down all of the red blood cells and they clog the kidneys up and stop them from working. “It really was very touch and go at the time. I will feel eternally grateful to all of the staff on ward E17 for their care and expertise. I wouldn’t have my beautiful, healthy boy if it wasn’t for them. “Reading Ms Mann’s comments you can feel the emotion in how she talks about the hospital. Her sincerity really jumps out and speaks to you it is so touching. This is what charity events are all about, their designed to be helpful and this one event is both helpful and meaningful. It is why we at Morton Solution’s love being involved in charity events such as this one.” said the managing director of Morton Solutions.
Managing Director of Morton Solutions said “Sally thinks there is nothing she can do that will ever repay the Queen’s Medical Centre for all their hard work, but little does she know she’s doing more than she realises. A beer festival is a great way to involve the community not only will it draw the community closer together it also allows room to make loads of money for charity.”