A charity is urging nursing professionals to “raise their whisks” this May and take part in a fundraising baking challenge for colleagues experiencing financial hardship.
Last year, around 3,300 nursing professionals sought help from Cavell Nurses’ Trust, said the charity which provides support for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants facing severe difficulties.
On average, the charity said this was the equivalent of more than 60 every week, or nine nursing professionals searching for vital help every day.
Many faced worries of financial insecurity, mental health problems, homelessness and situations of domestic abuse, it said.
The trust is calling on the nursing community across the UK to celebrate International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses’ Day on 12 May by hosting bake sales to raise funds.
Victoria Lewis, fundraising manager at the charity, said: “#RaiseYourWhisks will provide an opportunity for teams to come together, celebrate the wonderful nursing profession, show off baking skills, build and renew friendships over cake and tea.
“It will also raise vital income to ensure that no nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant has to face hardship alone,” she added.
Cavell Nurses’ Trust highlighted that it had teamed up with food firm Dr. Oetker which was providing recipes and baking ingredients to be included in free fundraising kits.
Anyone wishing to order a kit, should visit the charity’s website