Pa­tri­cia Bra­man

BORN LON­DON, MARCH 6, 1938. DIED LON­DON, SEPTEM­BER 3, 2009, AGED 71.

The Jewish Chronicle - - Obituaries -

FUNDRAISER PAT Bra­man raised over £300,000 for the Lon­don Chest Hospi­tal, Beth­nal Green, af­ter a heart by­pass op­er­a­tion. The op­er­a­tion fol­lowed a heart at­tack she suf­fered at 41. Over­joyed at the dif­fer­ence it made to her qual­ity of life, she started the Mul­berry Heart As­so­ci­a­tion in 1982, helped by her hus­band and late mother, Lily, who had her own back­ground in fundrais­ing and or­gan­is­ing dances for troops in the Sec­ond World War. Pat was founder-cha­ri­man.

Born Pa­tri­cia Co­hen, Pat was evac­u­ated from east Lon­don to Bishop’s Stort­ford in the war, and mar­ried Ger­ald Bra­man in 1959. Af­ter run­ning a shop in Croy­don, Sur­rey, they bought a Jewish res­i­den­tial home, John Hy­man House, in Il­ford, Es­sex, which they ran for 30 years from the mid-1970s.

In 1992 Pat be­came vice-chair­man, still rais­ing money to buy equip­ment such as an ul­tra­sound ma­chine. In 2006 she was ap­pointed MBE for ser­vices to health­care in east Lon­don.

A tire­less worker, with a flow of in­no­va­tive ideas, she also vol­un­teered at King Ge­orge’s Hospi­tal, Il­ford, and was a mem­ber of New­bury Park Syn­a­gogue.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band, two daugh­ters, a son and five grand­sons.

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