During the First and Second World Wars at least 1,700 nurses gave their lives in the service of their country. Their sacrifice has never been properly recognised.
While the troops they cared for valued them very highly, the nurses received very little political and public recognition for their wartime work.
So in 2011 the Nursing Memorial Appeal Committee was established to put this right. Here's what we aim to do – with your help and support – to ensure their names are known and never forgotten.
We aim to raise £100,000 within the next three years for two key purposes:
To create and maintain a permanent memorial that lists the name of every nurse who died. We intend to unveil this at the National Memorial Arboretum by November 2018.
This money will also allow for the advancement and education of nurses by providing a scholarship to support the study of conflict and humanitarian aid in nursing.
We offer our heartfelt thanks for donations all sizes. The memorial simply won't be possible without you.
If you prefer you can send a cheque payable to
The Nursing Memorial Appeal to
c/o Naval and Military Club,
4 St James’s Square,
London SW1Y 4JU.
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