The #10kForNurses team smashed the £10k target last year, raising £15,000 to support nursing professionals in hardship.
This year it's back and braver than before!
After the success of 2017, we're calling on nurses to help support colleagues in crisis by getting involved in the #10kForNurses campaign this October.
We're the charity supporting nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship and we're striving to meet a huge increase in calls for help. In the last three years, we've seen a 100% rise in nursing professionals asking for support, from 1,100 in 2014 to more than 2,200 in 2017.
Fundraising Manager Victoria Lewis explains:
“The hardship that nurses often face is wide-spread and on the increase. Whilst we’re pleased to be supporting more nursing professionals than ever, we can only help them with the aid of our fantastic supporters.
“We were blown away with the reaction to #10kForNurses last year so it’s back, bigger and braver than before! Anyone can get involved and do 10k their way in the month of October – run, bike, walk, swim! There are also two new activities, a skydiving day on 6th October and a trek up Mount Snowdon on 13th October. But you don’t have to be an active type, for example you could bake 10k calories and sell them in a cake sale. There’s something for everyone to do, so I would urge nurses to get involved and support their colleagues.”
We've already had 53 people sign up to #10kForNurses and we're looking for many more. We're also delighted that companies are also keen to get involved and sponsor the campaign.
James Manthel, Director at Espirita Workforce Solutions explains “We can’t wait to take part in the Snowdon trek in October. It’ll be a challenge but that’s nothing compared to the plight of nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who have spent their lives caring for others and are now in desperate need of help themselves.”
Sarah Regan, Marketing Manager at Thornbury Nursing Services says “We are once again incredibly proud to be able to support Cavell Nurses’ Trust. We have witnessed the incredible difference their support has made to the lives of nurses, midwives and HCAs across the UK, some of whom have worked for us. We’re excited and nervous to take on the 10k Snowdon Trek in October. Here’s to the blood, sweat, tears and blisters that we will no doubt endure but most importantly, here’s to raising money for the life savers, shoulders to cry on, hand holders and absolute inspirations - our nurses!”
So get your nursing team together and work out how you can do '10k YOUR way' this October. Find out how to join the #10ForNurses team...