Run by Cavell Nurses’ Trust, the #10kForNurses campaign is aiming to bring in £40,000 for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants experiencing a personal crisis.
“Each 10k challenge will provide a lifeline to a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant”
More than 200 people have already pledged to take part and the money raised will allow the charity to continue its work giving a helping hand to nursing professionals – both working and retired – who are struggling due to issues often related to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.
Participants in the campaign are asked to raise at least £100 each by completing a sponsored 10k challenge during October, which could be a 10km walk in a park, running or cycling in a 10km race or skydiving from 10,000 ft.
Around 70 participants intend to climb Mount Snowden, completing their 10k at the highest point in Wales.
Explaining the importance of the campaign, Cavell Nurses’ Trust fundraising manager John Harrison said: “Each 10k challenge will provide a lifeline to a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant facing severe difficulties in their lives.
“The important thing is that we come together, have fun and raise money to help support our nursing friends”
“Every #10kForNurses fundraiser is pledging to raise at least £100 to transform the life of someone in crisis.”
Mr Harrison added each £100 could help a nurse facing cancer cover essential bills whilst on the road to recovery, “helping them to get back to the job they love”, or enable a nurse fleeing domestic abuse with their children to buy essential items quickly.
paul jebb and teresa chinn
The campaign was started in 2017 by WeNurses founder Teresa Chinn and deputy director of nursing at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Paul Jebb.
Reflecting on the campaign, Ms Chinn said: “The important thing is that we come together, have fun and raise money to help support our nursing friends who are facing hardship.”
To find out more or to sign up, visit: www.cavellnursestrust.org/10kfornurses/