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UoN fantastic fundraisers

University of Northampton students and staff have raised an impressive £1393 for Cavell Nurses’ Trust in the last year so far to support nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are suffering hardship.

The Faculty of Health and Society at the university has been busy holding events such as a Hawaiian themed graduation raffle, a candle sale and a cake sale for International Nurses’ Day event. Lecturer John Turnbull ran the Great North Run last September raising £450 and enjoyed it so much he’ll be running again this year for Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

So what inspired the nursing team at the University of Northampton to get involved? The BSc Nursing Academics told us,

“We were very mindful of the excellent yet sometimes challenging role of the nurse and how at times those who have cared for others may find it hard to get the care and support they need themselves.”

“The nursing team at the university pride themselves on our Being Brilliant philosophy, always striving to support each other, empowering everyone to be the best nurse they can. So supporting Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s work links well with this philosophy of being super supportive, looking after each other and creating a health community developing wellbeing and resilience.”

The students have another graduation day event soon celebrating their achievements and raising more money for nurses in crisis. Fundraising for Cavell Nurses’ Trust has benefitted the students and staff. The students stated,

“Fundraising has given us great opportunities to enhance our leadership and management skills, as well as having fantastic fun! If other students are thinking of getting involved we would highly recommend it especially as Cavell Nurses’ Trust is such a worthwhile charity.”


Find out more about nursing courses at the University of Northampton here