Our amazing supporters have raised £10k!
Actually, they have smashed the £10,000 target. At the time of writing the total stands at £12.9k... and rising!
Cavell Nurses' Trust's #10kForNurses fundraising campaign running throughout October has passed the £10,000 target, with more money coming in all the time.
With 80 fundraisers doing many events like running, walking or cycling 10km, baking and selling 10k calories of cakes, playing 10k seconds of tennis or hopping 10km on a space hopper (yes, really!) the money raised will go towards supporting nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are suffering hardship.One nurse, one hopper, 10km!
Jo, a nurse who came up with the crazy idea to complete a 10km course on a space hopper has so far raised more than £3,500 for fellow nurses. He publicised his challenge on Twitter where he has over 30,000 followers. He said “You never know when you are going to need help in the future so it’s really important that Cavell Nurses’ Trust has the funds to help nurses in crisis. Please think how you can get involved and help.”
Watch a video of Jo in action on his space hopper, which was named Hoppity McHoppity Face after a competition on Twitter. Click here
Each fundraiser had their own purple #10kForNurses T-shirt to wear for their event, kindly paid for by Premier IT. A team from Premier IT held a sponsored tennis session and played for 10,000 seconds (that’s 2 hours and 47 minutes).
Everyone did 10k their way like Ian who cycled 10km every day in October, Eiri who baked 10,000 calories of cakes, the WeNurses team that ran 10km in London and then again in Sheffield, and the teams of colleagues and friends who walked 10km with their dogs or completed 10,000 steps every day in October. Well done to everyone who took part!
The need for the money raised is a very real one. Research shows that nursing professionals in the UK are twice as likely as the general public to suffer financial hardship and Cavell Nurses' Trust has seen a 32% rise in calls for help from nurses in 2017 compared to the previous year. The #10kForNurses campaign provides vital money to help us meet this increase in demand for our services.
So don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to join in the fun, you can still make a difference. You can still donate money to the #10kForNurses campaign and help to give nurses a lifeline. Every single pound donated supports nurses in crisis.