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Cavell Nurses' Trust aims to raise £10,000 in one month for nurses in need

The charity supports nurses experiencing hardship.
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A charity that supports nurses experiencing hardship is aiming to raise 10,000 in one month amid a steep rise in calls to its helpline.

Last month, the Cavell Nurses Trust revealed there was a 32% increase in calls in the first half of this year (1,179 enquiries), compared with the same period in 2016 (891 enquiries).

The charity helps working and retired nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are experiencing personal or financial hardship. Illness is the most common reason nursing professionals contact the trust; others include disability, older age and domestic abuse.

Fundraising activities

It has now launched the #10kForNurses campaign, which calls on supporters to help raise 10,000 during the month of October by running, walking, hiking or cycling 10km.

Other fundraising ideas from the charity include baking and selling 10,000

A charity that supports nurses experiencing hardship is aiming to raise £10,000 in one month amid a steep rise in calls to its helpline.


Ideas for fundraising include running 10km. Picture: iStock

Last month, the Cavell Nurses’ Trust revealed there was a 32% increase in calls in the first half of this year (1,179 enquiries), compared with the same period in 2016 (891 enquiries). 

The charity helps working and retired nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are experiencing personal or financial hardship. Illness is the most common reason nursing professionals contact the trust; others include disability, older age and domestic abuse.

Fundraising activities

It has now launched the #10kForNurses campaign, which calls on supporters to help raise £10,000 during the month of October by running, walking, hiking or cycling 10km.

Other fundraising ideas from the charity include baking and selling 10,000 calories of cakes, donating £100 (10,000 pennies) and even puckering up for 10,000 kisses.

The trust provides those in need with grants, advice and help to maximise access to benefits. It supported 1,900 people last year, providing a total of £500,000 in financial support, and has called for more people to get behind efforts to support nurses in hardship.

To sign up for the campaign, click here


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