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Run, walk, swim or bake for nurse hardship fundraising campaign

Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #10KForNurses challenge will help support colleagues in need

Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #10KForNurses challenge will help support colleagues in need

Paul Jebb and Teresa Chinn join in the charity challenge
Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust director of nursing Paul Jebb and WeNurses founder 
Teresa Chinn urge nurses to join the charity challenge

Nurses are being urged to support colleagues experiencing issues such as sudden illness or domestic abuse by joining a charity campaign.

More than 200 people have already signed up for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s annual fundraising challenge #10KForNurses, which it hopes will raise £40,000 by October this year. 

Participants pledge to raise £100 each

Now in its third year, the challenge asks fundraisers to pledge to raise £100 by running or walking 10 kilometres, hiking 10 kilometres to the summit of Snowdonia, skydiving 10,000 feet, or giving 10,000 seconds of time hosting a bake sale or other activity.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust fundraising manager John Harrison thanked all those who have signed up so far and said money raised will provide a lifeline to nursing professionals in need.

‘This £100 could help a nurse facing cancer cover essential bills while on the road to recovery, helping them to get back to the job they love,’ he said.

‘Or it could help a nurse fleeing domestic abuse with their children purchase essential items quickly.’

You can run, walk, cycle, swim or volunteer

The #10kForNurses campaign was created in 2017 after a Twitter conversation between the founder of the WeNurses online community Teresa Chinn and Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust director of nursing Paul Jebb.

Ms Chinn urged nurses to participate in the campaign. ‘There’s something for everyone – you can run, walk, hop, cycle, swim, bake or even give 10,000 seconds of your time,’ she said.

‘The important thing is that we come together, have fun and raise money to help support our nursing friends who are facing hardship.’


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