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Local support for Cavell Nurses' Trust

Update – Tickets are still available for this interesting and worthwhile event. Please do come along and show your support!

Aldbourne is getting behind a year-long fundraising campaign for The Cavell Nurses’ Trust to mark the 100th anniversary of the execution of its namesake.

Edith Cavell was a British nurse who set up a training station in Brussels and when the First World War broke out she offered care to any wounded soldier. She was caught by German soldiers helping Allied troops get back behind British lines and was executed on October 12th, 1915.

The Cavell Nurses Trust was founded in her memory and offers support to British nurses when they need it. The year of fundraising will culminate in 100 Cavell ambassadors climbing Mount Edith Cavell in Canada and laying a wreath at its base on October 12th, 2015.

Simon Knighton is a trustee for the charity and decided to get a group of Aldbourne residents together to help with the nationwide fundraising efforts.

He said: “A lot of exciting events will be happening over the year; we’re launching the Aldbourne campaign and our kick-off is mountaineer Doug Scott giving a lecture.”

Also involved in the project are Nick Josephy, Malcolm Pryce and Paul Goodge.

Mr Pryce, a private pilot, is trying to organise a flypast of the wreath laying. He said: “She rescued not just soldiers but airmen as well.”

Mr Josephy said: “People can help by simply coming to listen to Doug Scott or by attending the fireworks party we’re planning for November; or they can even climb up Mount Edith Cavell with us.”

Doug Scott’s lecture is at St. Michael’s School in the village from 7.30pm on October 10th, more details “available here(Doug Scott Mountaineer Talk): Tickets will be available from Aldbourne Post Office and from the trust’s own website at:

To get involved in the project get in touch with Simon Knighton, see contact details below.

Source: The Gazette & Herald - Anna Mauremootoo

Posted by: RB on 8th October 2014

Contact Details

Simon Knighton
Telephone: 01672 540716
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