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Beer drinking raises thousands for nurse charity

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The Cavell Nurses’ Trust has received more than £2,000 from the sale of over 45,000 pints of beer named in honour of the nurse who prompted the charity’s creation.

Edith Cavell Ale is produced by the Wolf Brewery, which is based in Norfolk where the nurse, who was famously killed during WWI, grew up.

“Raising a glass of Edith Cavell Ale is a fantastic way to celebrate the life of this heroic nurse”

Steve Moralee

Edith Cavell worked as a British nurse during the First World War, saving the lives of over 200 allied soldiers by helping them escape from German-occupied Belgium.

She was subsequently executed by a German firing squad in 1915 and a fund for nurses was set up in her honour.

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust, as the fund is now called, gives welfare support to nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants experiencing financial or personal hardship.

With 5p from the sale of each of the 45,000 pints and bottles of Edith Cavell Ale sold during 2015, the trust has received a total of £2,267 to help support nurses in crisis.

Steve Moralee, head of trusts and major gifts at the charity said: “We are extremely grateful to the Wolf Brewery for their donation and continuing support.

“Raising a glass of Edith Cavell Ale is a fantastic way to celebrate the life of this heroic nurse and support nurses who are facing hardship today,” he added.

Anyone interested in purchasing Edith Cavell Ale can contact the Wolf Brewery

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