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Barrie shares his life story and supports St Luke’s

WHEN Barrie Cottingham set out to write his life story he simply intended to give his Australian-born grandsons some idea of their South Yorkshire heritage.

By the time he had completed the task, though, he had enough material for a complete book spanning more than eight decades.

And that story, Sheffield Forged and Tempered, has now been published and all royalties will go towards our patient care, reflecting Barrie's many years of support for our work.

The book covers his childhood in Depression era Sheffield and the war years, his National Service Days with the RAF, his successful career, both at home and abroad, as an accountant and the charitable work that led to him being awarded the MBE.

“We are delighted that when Barrie chose to share his story, he also decided to support the work that St Luke’s is doing throughout Sheffield,” said our Senior Fundraising Manager Clare Collingworth.

“The royalties from his book really will make a difference to the lives of St Luke’s patients and their families.”

Forged Forged and Tempered, from Grosvenor House Publishing, is now available through most booksellers.

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