UWE Students' year of fundraising
The University of the West of England (UWE) Adult Nursing Society was founded in 2016 by its current president Charlotte Hall. The society is an enthusiastic group of nursing students aiming to build a bright future for nursing in the UK.
Each academic year the Society chooses a charity to support and Cavell Nurses’ Trust was lucky enough to be charity of the year for 2016/2017. And what a year it’s been!
With regular cake sales, a supermarket bag pack, running 100k and a charity raffle for International Nurses’ Day, the nursing students have raised over £1,250 to support nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants suffering hardship.
UWE Adult Nursing Society President, Charlotte Hall said, “We had such a great time baking, packing, running and meeting new people whilst raising the money for Cavell Nurses’ Trust over the last year. We are all so passionate about nursing and want to make sure we do as much as we can to support fellow nursing professionals who are struggling. It’s incredible to know there is help available for all us nurses once we start our careers. It has been a privilege for all the society members to help raise funds for such an important charity”
Cavell Nurses’ Trust supports UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.
Victoria Lewis, Community Fundraising Manager for Cavell Nurses’ Trust said, “What an amazing year UWE Adult Nursing Society have had, we are so grateful for all their efforts. The money raised goes directly to nursing professionals who are in crisis, like helping a nurse who is struggling to pay household bills after stopping work due to illness, or paying for adaptations to help a retired midwife with mobility problems. The students’ hard work will make such a difference to nurses’ lives.”
Is your community group or sports club looking for a Charity of the Year? Speak to Cavell Nurses' Trust to find out more. Call us on 01527 595 999 or click below.