Plea for donations to help nurses heat their homes

A campaign to raise awareness of nurses living in fuel poverty has been launched by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

The charity which provides financial support to nurses, is calling for individual charitable donations of £3 to help nurses heat their homes.

As part of its Safe and Warm campaign, the trust provided Norfolk nurse Richard with a new boiler recently when he was unable to pay for repairs after giving up his job when his wife became sick.

‘We cannot thank Cavell Nurses’ Trust enough for the work they did on our behalf,’ said Richard. ‘We will forever be indebted to them for their efforts.’

Cavell Nurses’ Trust chief executive John Orchard said: ‘There is a definite need to help nurses out of fuel poverty. We hope we can make more nurses safe and warm this winter.’

The trust has assisted 1,300 nurses to keep warm in the past 12 months.

Set up in 1917 as a legacy for first world war nurse Edith Cavell, the charity was founded to offer welfare support to nurses experiencing financial hardship.

To donate £3, text WARM to 70700.

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