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100 miles in October

Kath is on a mission to run 100 miles in the month of October and she’s hoping to raise at least £1 for every mile that she runs. She’s taking part in the Cavell Nurses’ Trust #10kForNurses campaign aiming to raise vital money to help fellow nurses suffering hardship in the UK.

“So I’m planning to run every day, including a half marathon on 1st October, a full marathon on 8th, some 5km Park Runs with my daughter and a 10 mile run on the 29th October. It’s going to be a busy month!”

So why is Kath embarking on her running challenge?

“I have worked with many nurses who have experienced hardship for a multitude of reasons and unfortunately, many years ago, a colleague of mine experiencing hard times sadly committed suicide. I never want to see that happen again.”

Kath recognises that when nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, often fiercely independent and “can do copers”, experience problems, they find it hard to ask for help.

“But having Cavell Nurses’ Trust there for nurses means there’s somewhere to turn. The help and advice they give can be a lifeline.”

In her role as Experience of Care Lead at NHS England, Kath has to travel a lot and trying to fit in her running will be a challenge but she’s determined to make a difference and complete her 100 miles in October. And she has a message for others taking on a fundraising challenge to support nursing professionals.

“Go for it! How we take care of and support nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants really matters. It’s great to get public support, but within the nursing and midwifery family we can also offer support to colleagues who experience hard times. After all, it could be any one of us that ends up needing support.”

Kath discovered Cavell Nurses’ Trust and #10kForNurses via Twitter. Her Twitter name is @KathEvans2.

So get in touch and wish Kath well with her 100 miles challenge. You can donate to her JustGiving page here

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