Sara's skydive for nurses
Sara is studying at the University of Worcester to become a Mental Health Nurse and was inspired to enter the profession by her mother who works as a general nurse.
“My mum has always been proud and excited about what she does and when I was working as a Healthcare Assistant I saw other dedicated nurses giving great care and I thought – I want to do that, that’s going to be me!”
Recently, Sara and her family had cause to rely on nurses when her uncle suffered a heart attack. The nurses and doctors worked so hard to save him and Sara says that if they hadn’t done what they did her uncle might not have been alive today. “I can’t thank them enough for that” she says.
Sara is keen to support nurses who are struggling with hardship and she has set herself the target of raising £400 for Cavell Nurses’ Trust. The charity gives welfare support to nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and students experiencing financial or personal hardship, often because of illness, domestic abuse, disability, working poverty and older age. Sara feels that this cause is vital,
“Nurses give so much and at some point they’ve got to have someone to look after them as well. It’s important that there is someone there for them, a safety net for when things go wrong. I think it’s really important and I’d like to be a part of that.”
So Sara is doing a skydive on Sunday 10th April in aid of Cavell Nurses’ Trust, throwing herself out of a plane at 14,000 feet strapped to an instructor. She’s feeling a bit nervous about her big day,
“The hardest part will be the build-up on the day and keeping my nerves under control! Once I’m on that plane I’ve got to be level headed and not show people how scared I am. Trying to stay calm will be the biggest challenge for me!”
You can donate to Sara’s skydive by visiting her JustGiving page.