Alexandra team takes on Snowdon Challenge for Cavell Nurses’ Trust

July 2021

Four Alexandra team members have reached new heights by climbing Snowdon to support Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

Andrew Knight, Ian Northmore, Wayne Gilvear and Jamie Hughes completed the Snowdon Challenge on Saturday 3 July, which involved a six-hour hike to the summit of Wales’ highest mountain and back. Their efforts have contributed to the £13,000 Alexandra has donated in the past year through fundraising and sponsorship to support nurses and midwives across the UK.

Ian Northmore is our head of customer experience. He said: “It was a fantastic experience and although it was tough at times, knowing that we were supporting such a great cause was what got everyone through.

“We supply uniform, scrub sets and PPE to nurses and midwives across the country, and we’re a long-time admirer of the amazing work of Cavell, who support nursing and midwifery staff when they face a personal or financial crisis.

“We are proud that we have contributed to the overall fundraising effort for Cavell, and we’d like to thank everyone who has donated.”

The Snowdon Challenge is part of Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s ‘10K For Nurses and Midwives’ fundraising campaign. Alexandra agreed to design and donate 700 T-shirts for the 2020 campaign which were given out to participants. We also sponsored this year’s Snowdon Challenge in addition to having a team taking part.

We are proud to have a long-standing relationship with the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, including sponsoring the national Cavell Star Awards for the past three years. The awards recognise nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who provide exceptional care to their colleagues, patients, and their families.

John Orchard, Chief Executive at Cavell Nurses’ Trust, said: “Money raised through 10k For Nurses and Midwives will come at an incredibly crucial time as we have seen record levels of applications for help this year.

“In what has been an exceptionally challenging year for nurses across the UK, we are very grateful for a company of Alexandra’s stature to be doing so much in support of us. We would like to thank them for their continued support.”

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