Sales of Edith Cavell beer raise more than £2,000 for nurses' charity
Cavell Nurses' Trust benefits from drink named after first world war nurse
Sales of more than 45,000 pints and bottles of a beer named after first world war nurse Edith Cavell have raised more than £2,000 for charity.
The Norfolk-based Wolf Brewery has donated five pence from each pint and bottle of Edith Cavell Ale sold in 2015 to the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.
Ms Cavell, who grew up in Norfolk, saved the lives of more than 200 Allied soldiers by helping them escape from German-occupied Belgium; as a result, she was executed by a German firing squad in 1915.
The trust, which provides welfare support to nurses experiencing financial or personal hardship, received £2,267 from sales of the beer.
Its head of trusts and major gifts Steve Moralee said: ‘We are extremely grateful to the Wolf Brewery for its donation and continuing support.
‘Raising a glass of Edith Cavell Ale is a fantastic way to celebrate the life of this heroic nurse and support others who are facing hardship today.’
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