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Great British Bake Off winner urges nurses to host fundraising bake sales for colleagues in financial hardship

2019 winner David Atherton supporting Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s Raise Your Whisks campaign

2019 winner and nurse David Atherton lends his support to Cavell Nurses Trusts Raise Your Whisks fundraising campaign

A registered nurse who won The Great British Bake Off is calling on nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to join together to raise money for colleagues in hardship.

Global health adviser and food writer David Atherton, who won the TV baking show in 2019, is supporting the Raise Your Whisks fundraising campaign, an initiative from the Cavell Nurses Trust .

Cavell Nurses Trust charity offers support, advice and financial assistance

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the

2019 winner and nurse David Atherton lends his support to Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s Raise Your Whisks fundraising campaign

Registered nurse David Atherton, who won the Great British Bake Off in 2019, is lending his support to Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s Raise Your Whisks fundraising campaign for healthcare staff
David Atherton

A registered nurse who won The Great British Bake Off is calling on nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to join together to raise money for colleagues in hardship.

Global health adviser and food writer David Atherton, who won the TV baking show in 2019, is supporting the Raise Your Whisks fundraising campaign, an initiative from the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust charity offers support, advice and financial assistance

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the charity helped 1,178 people from March 2020 to February 2021, compared to 479 in the same period in 2019. When nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in the UK are experiencing hardship, the charity offers them emotional support, advice and financial assistance.

Mr Atherton said: ‘Health workers have faced massive challenges this year in the face of the pandemic. Join me and show your support by hosting a bake sale between International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and Nurses’ Day on 12 May to help raise money for those in financial hardship.’

The charity has found that organisations and individuals have been more supportive of its work since the pandemic started. Cavell Nurses’ Trust fundraising manager John Harrison said: ‘The Raise Your Whisks fundraiser can help to ensure there’s a source of financial support for those in hardship.’

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