10kForNurses Why your help matters

Your support

At some point in your life you’ll benefit from the care and compassion of a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant.

They bring our children into the world, they care for us in our hour of need and give comfort at the end of our lives.

But who looks after nurses when they need help?

We were shocked to find that nursing professionals are twice as likely as the public to suffer financial hardship. And worryingly, 2 in 5 nurses say they have a physical or mental health condition expected to last a year or more. This is appalling and we want you to taking action.

There are lots of ways you can value nurses and show you really care. And with a 32% rise in enquiries for help in the first half of 2017 (compared to the same period in 2016), now is the time for action.

Complete your 10k and be #HereForNurses

Nurses like Joanne

Aggressive breast cancer meant Joanne’s nursing career abruptly halted. Rounds of radiotherapy and chemotherapy followed the shocking diagnosis, and on top of this, Joanne was struggling to make ends meet.

“I was having a meltdown. I couldn’t see how to cope. That’s when I was put in touch with Cavell Nurses’ Trust. It was like going from desperation to elation. It sounds silly but I remember I punched the air!”

Cavell Nurses’ Trust stepped in and provided money to get Joanne back on her feet and just 10 months after surgery, Joanne started working again, caring for people in her community.

The support Joanne received was funded by donations. You can see why this money is so important.