Where do you find hope in difficult times?
Nadim Ednan-Laperouse experienced something no parent ever wants to face – the tragic death of a child. On a flight to Nice in July 2016 his 15 year old daughter Natasha died in front of him after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette. What followed through the painful grief and desperate heartache was an extraordinary journey of hope.
In June 2019 Nadim and his wife Tanya set up the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, in order to save other children from fatal food allergies. The charity has successfully worked with the government to change the food labelling laws known as Natasha’s Law, which passed through parliament in 2019 making full ingredient labeling mandatory from 2021.
In this unique Faith At Work interview Nadim will share his moving story and how, with his family, they found hope through new faith in the darkest of times. We’ll also explore aspects of Nadim’s business experience with WOW Toys and the impact his new found Christian faith has on his work and purpose in life.
About The Speaker:
Nadim Ednan-Laperouse, a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University, is known for two things one of them being a business entrepreneur who created and built WOW Toys, a company designing and manufacturing the best toddler toys, sold in 45 countries. He received an MBE at Buckingham Palace aged 35 for services to British Business.
He is also known as the father of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who tragically died aged 15 years old from a severe food allergy after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich in Heathrow airport and this radically changed his life in ways that were previously inconceivable. Nadim was born in London from immigrant parents (France and Pakistan), is married to Tanya and they have a son, Alex.
When: Wednesday 23rd September, 8.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: Online with real time Q & A.
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Faith At Work will appeal to people who want a fresh perspective on work, life and faith, drawn from the insights and inspirational stories of experienced leaders. We’re hosting this event in partnership with Holy Trinity Platt Church and Manchester University Christian Union.
Everyone is welcome whether you have a religious faith or not.
Event Price: FREE