Lowe Bell Financial account executive Kerry Stimson will be keeping up a
proud family tradition when she jets off to handle PR for medical
charity Orbis later this month
Her father was a diplomat whose last posting was as governor and
commander in chief of St Helena.
Kerry, who joined Lowe Bell from university two years ago, volunteered
to lend a hand with Orbis after the charity contacted chairman Sir Tim
Bell asking for some help with its PR.
Set up four years ago, Orbis has converted an old Freddie Laker DC10
into a fully-equipped operating theatre and 50 seat classroom, which it
uses to teach eye surgery techniques in developing countries around the
‘Because it’s there at the invitation of the minister of health, when it
does land somewhere it’s quite high profile,’ says Kerry. ‘In Cuba,
Fidel Castro came on board.’
It’s not Kerry’s first taste of hospital life. ‘I worked in an
orthopaedic hospital in Transkei when I was 18,’ she tells me. ‘I saw
one little boy having his leg amputated and I didn’t faint, even though
it was 100 degrees’.
Edited by Rebecca Dowman