Matron takes a walk on the wild-side for charity
A hospital matron has recently walked among the magnificent African wildlife in support of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, a charity that supports UK nursing professionals who are suffering hardship.
Whether it’s signposting to partner organisations, maximising benefits, funding new clothes after weight loss due to illness, repairing a broken boiler to heat the family home or funding towards setting up a new home as the result of suffering domestic abuse, Cavell Nurses’ Trust makes a big impact on nurses’ lives.
Camborne Redruth Community Hospital Matron, Sue Greenwood, walked 10 kilometres in the 33 degree African heat, alongside wild giraffes and elephants for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust. To date she has raised over £300.
“I was lucky enough to be travelling to see a great friend in Zimbabwe; it was the holiday of a lifetime, so it felt right to take my wish to complete the 10k walk among the wild animals” commented Sue.
“I’m not a lover of snakes or spiders so my friend Rob walked with me and my husband, Chris, supported with a vehicle just in case we walked into a rhino! With plenty of water available we walked in 33degrees and started at 6.30am. It was certainly very different to walking around the lovely Cornish countryside.
“This was my second year raising funds for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust. I know of colleagues who have had to use food banks to feed their families, so I felt it was vitally important to help raise funds for the charity.”