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Ken's sleep out

"Cavell Nurses’ Trust was a great help to my late wife.” Ken Lynch.  

Some local hardy souls emerged from their sleeping bags after a night sleeping rough raising money for UK nurses.

The intrepid sleepers camped out recently in Sandy, Bedfordshire and are raising money to benefit four charities, one of which being Cavell Nurses’ Trust, helping us to give welfare support to UK nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and students experiencing financial or personal hardship, often because of illness, domestic abuse, disability, working poverty and older age.

Local man and sleep out co-ordinator Ken Lynch spoke about the experience “We were pleased it wasn’t too cold and the money raised will help all the charities, especially supporting nurses facing hardship as Cavell Nurses’ Trust was a great help to my late wife.”

Ken’s wife Audrey was a nurse for 44 years and the charity was able to support her at the end of her life. He is keen to continue fundraising for Cavell Nurses’ Trust and in 2015 he threw himself out of a plane and completed a skydive in aid of the charity at the sprightly age of 77.

Ken and his friend Alban raised a £245 for Cavell Nurses' Trust from their Sleep Out and are encouraging others to give it a try. 

Ken continued “The fundraising doesn’t stop here, I’ve got lots of ideas for other events later this year in the local area.”

You too can get involved and support UK nurses facing hardship. Watch Ken's sky dive to get some inspiration!