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BCU raise £200

Tasty sale raises £200 for struggling nurses!

Staff and students at Birmingham City University (BCU) have raised £200 from a cake sale in support of UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants to celebrate International Nurses’ Day on May 12th. The annual awareness day is a time when people all around the world recognise and give thanks for the vital work that nurses do every day.

Determined to give something back to these unsung heroes, cake sale organiser and Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at BCU Ann-Marie Dodson was inspired to raise money for Cavell Nurses’ Trust, the national charity that helps transform nurses’ lives when they are suffering personal or financial hardship due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.

Ann-Marie said:

“The staff and students had such fun baking, selling and eating the cakes! We were thrilled to have raised such a good amount of money. I’m passionate about nursing and supporting nursing professionals in any way I can so I’m pleased that this money will go to Cavell Nurses’ Trust to help a nurse who is suffering.”

Research carried out by Cavell Nurses’ Trust in 2016 shows that nurses in the UK are twice as likely as the general public to suffer financial hardship, and three times as likely to suffer domestic abuse.

John Orchard, Chief Executive of Cavell Nurses’ Trust, explains:

“At some point in our lives we all benefit from the care and compassion of a nurse. But sometimes, nurses need help too. Last year we saw a 36% rise in demand for our services and there’s no sign of that slowing down. We’re determined to help everyone who contacts us to get back on their feet in times of crisis, which is why we’re always delighted when people choose to help us be here for nurses by organizing their own fundraising activity.”

Click below for more information about Cavell Nurses’ Trust and for some inspirational ideas to get your own fundraising started.