The Nightingale Fund Launch
Social reformer and founder of modern-day nursing, Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910), is known for her unwavering dedication to helping sick soldiers during the Crimean War. Indeed, Queen Victoria recognised her work by granting Nightingale a prize of £250,000, which she used to set up St Thomas’s Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for nurses.
Parallels can be made between the work undertaken by Florence Nightingale, during that time of crisis, and the phenomenal work that NHS staff are doing in the Covid-19 pandemic. Now it’s our turn to grant a gift to the NHS through our Nightingale Fund initiative.
With your help we can not only offer means-tested bursaries to the children of NHS and key worker families, but also provide opportunities to children from poorer backgrounds to pursue a career in medicine and related professions.
In the 200th year since Florence Nightingale was born, we call on you to help us raise £250,000 annually to support key worker children and the next generation of NHS Heroes.
How can you help?
- Spread the word by sharing this opportunity with any key workers you know
- Make a donation – either as a one-off gift or set up a regular payment