‘Poppy’ is RCN’s Lego nurse

Congress competition winner names model after herself

A nursing student proved she was a real brick when she won the honour of naming the RCN congress Lego nurse after herself.

‘Poppy’ the Lego nurse. Photo: John Houlihan

Third-year adult nursing student Poppy Winckles said she entered the RCN Foundation competition to name the model ‘for a laugh’ while attending congress this week.

After donating her £1 to the fundraising appeal, she chose her own name for the Lego model which was constructed over the 5 days of congress, ‘because I’m really proud of it’.

‘I’ve got three kids, aged 6, 4 and 2, who I call my ‘little Winckles’ and they all love Lego.’

The Wolverhampton University student, who has been on placement at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, said of her win: ‘It’s awesome.’

On display

As she placed her name badge on the Lego model, she was joined by RCN director of capability and change David Cooper. He said: ‘If anyone has the chance of being around in another 100 years for our bicentenary, it’s Poppy.

‘This will be on display in our HQ in London now and I hope many people will enjoy seeing it when they visit.’

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