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Therapeutic camps a life-changing experience for children and nurse volunteers

At the Over the Wall camps children with life-limiting conditions get to fulfil some dreams and have a lot of fun. For the nurse volunteers who support them, including the chief nursing officer for England, it is a chance to broaden their experience and get back in touch with what they love most about nursing

At the Over the Wall camps children with life-limiting conditions get to fulfil some dreams and have a lot of fun. For the nurse volunteers who support them, including the chief nursing officer for England, it is a chance to broaden their experience and get back in touch with what they love most about nursing

In her day job, Jane Cummings is chief nursing officer for England, with all the duties and high-level meetings that involves.

But when she dons her pink volunteer T-shirt at a camp run by a children’s charity, ‘high-level’ is more likely to involve a zip line or climbing wall than nursing policy or meetings.

Having fun

Professor Cummings has been a volunteer at the charity

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