Meet our Charity Partner - Cavell Nurses’ Trust
Health Service discounts are proud to work with the Cavell Nurses Trust to support both past and present nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants when suffering from hardship, both personal and financial.
We all have a lot to thank medical professionals for and along with the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, we believe that we should offer the support they deserve.
From disability to old age, domestic abuse and illness, there are several reasons why nursing staff may be faced with hardship, and Cavell Nurses Trust aim to transform lives and make recipients of their support happier and healthier.
What can the Cavell Nurses Trust do to help?
Whether a midwife is unable to wash their uniform because their washing machine has broken and they can’t afford to buy a new one or a retired nurse is struggling to make ends meet, Cavell Nurses Trust provides much-needed help and support.
Why do we sponsor the Cavell Nurses Trust?
For over 20 years we have been helping and supporting healthcare workers. From helping them to save money to provide them with just some of the recognition and appreciation they deserve.
How do we get involved?
As well as donating and fundraising for the charity all year round, we also run the Health Service Discounts Lottery. This raises funds to help Cavell Nurses’ Trust to continue helping nurses who are suffering from hardship.
For every time someone plays the lottery, 30p from every £1 is donated to the worthy cause. Since 2014, this has raised an amazing £200,000.
The Cavell Nurses’ Trust tries to help as many people in need as possible. However, to be eligible, you must be the following criteria…
- You are a registered nurse or midwife
- You are a returned nurse or midwife with a valid pin number at the time you left the profession
- You are/were a health care assistant, a nursing auxiliary or a maternity support worker in a nursing home or hospital with an RN or Midwife.
- You are facing financial hardship
- Your household accounts have less than £4,000 in.
- You are currently living in the UK
- You are/were working in the UK in one of the roles mentioned above.
There are many different reasons why nursing staff are getting in touch with Cavell Nurses’ Trust, but the number of people asking for help has grown significantly in recent years. From working-age poverty to mental health issues, financial problems, domestic abuse and even homelessness. Any donations help to support nurses with these problems when they need it most.
There are different fun and challenging ways that you can get involved and help raise money for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust. From bake sales to abseiling, coffee mornings and taking part in the Snowdon Challenge, there is something for everyone. Every penny raised to support nursing staff in their time of need is appreciated by the charity.