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Guild of Nurses to march in Lord Mayor's Show

Nurses will join procession of thousands in London.
Lord Mayor parade

Representatives from the Guild of Nurses are set to take part in the Lord Mayors Show in London on Saturday, joining a procession of over 7,000 people.

The parade, which also includes 200 horses and 140 floats is three miles long and starts at Mansion House, it pauses at the Royal Courts while the Lord Mayor swears allegiance and then returns along the Victoria Embankment.

The master and wardens of the guild will be walking behind the Cook and Butler float and will be wearing robes modelled on traditional nurses cloaks.

Support the profession

The guild was set up earlier this year by nurses who trained at St Bartholomews Hospital School of Nursing and includes former health minister and treasurer of the royal

Representatives from the Guild of Nurses are set to take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show in London on Saturday, joining a procession of over 7,000 people.


The Guild of Nurses will be part of the pagentry of the Lord Mayor's Show next Saturday.
Picture: Alamy

The parade, which also includes 200 horses and 140 floats is three miles long and starts at Mansion House, it pauses at the Royal Courts while the Lord Mayor swears allegiance and then returns along the Victoria Embankment.

The master and wardens of the guild will be walking behind the Cook and Butler float and will be wearing robes modelled on traditional nurses’ cloaks.

Support the profession

The guild was set up earlier this year by nurses who trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital School of Nursing and includes former health minister and treasurer of the royal household Anne Milton MP, who is a warden.

The organisation plans to support the nursing profession including those who are disadvantaged or in financial need to help with training or research to improve standards and skills.

Master of the Guild of Nurses Brenda Griffiths said: ‘I am thrilled to see the Guild of Nurses taking their place in the Lord's Mayor's Show.

‘We will walk with pride as we represent nurses from all around the country in this magnificent annual parade.

‘Look out for us in our traditional nurses’ cloaks as we celebrate the contribution nurses have made in the city and in the lives of people in our care.’

Court of approval

The Guild of Nurses was approved by the Court of Aldermen, which is presided over by the Lord Mayor, in February this year.

The guild is working towards becoming one of over 100 City of London livery companies which are made up of trade associations and guilds.  

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