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Celebrate historic nurse's life with an Edith Cavell ale

The Wolf Brewery in Norfolk has marked the 100th anniversary of the death of local nursing hero by naming a new beer after her

To celebrate the life of heroic first world war nurse Edith Cavell, MPs and other drinkers are able to raise a pint in her name.

MP George Freeman and Susan Gostick, Cavell Nurses' Trust Trustee

The Wolf Brewery in Norfolk has provided the Strangers Bar in the Palace of Westminster with barrels of Edith Cavell ale, allowing MPs to be among the first to try its new beer.

Ms Cavell, who was born in Norfolk, tended to soldiers on both sides during the war and was executed by a German firing squad after saving the lives of 200 allied troops.

The 100th anniversary of her death was marked in October this year.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust is receiving 5p from every bottle sold and was represented at the ale’s launch by trustee Susan Gostick.

Ms Gostick said: ‘We are delighted that the Edith Cavell ale is available in the Strangers Bar and with 5p from every pint being donated to Cavell Nurses’ Trust, we hope to raise money to help support our work.’

Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides welfare support to nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and students experiencing financial or personal hardship, often because of illness, domestic abuse, disability, working poverty or older age.

To find out more about Edith Cavell and Cavell Nurses’ Trust visit the trust website.

Edith Cavell ale is available from Wolf Brewery’s website and 5p from every bottle sold goes to Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

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