Edith Cavell Anniversary Walk Fund Raising for Cavell Nurses Trust
Edith Cavell statue opposite the National Portrait Gallery (NOT included our guided tour of the Royal London Hospital)
Nurse Edith Cavell was executed in 1915, by a German firing squad during World War I, for her role in assisting over 200 soldiers to escape from occupied Belgium.
On Sunday 15 October 2017 at 2.30pm, I am leading fund raising guided walking tour for the Cavell Nurses' Trust in the grounds of the Royal London Hospital, East London, where Edith Cavell trained and worked as a nurse.
I first became involved with the Cavell Nurses Trust in 2014 when I lead a couple of guided walks for them. The Trust, named in memory of Edith, provides financial support for nurses, midwives, student and retired nurses, and it's nice to see that people who are so used to giving are able to get support when they need help.
"Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness to anyone." is the famous quote from Edith which is on her memorial near Trafalgar Square.
On the morning of 12th October the annual wreath laying service will take place at her statue near Trafalgar Square.
Leading the Edith Cavell Centenary Walk in 2015
The details of the walk are:
Date: Sunday 14th October 2017
Duration: 45 minutes
Meeting Point: Outside the Entrance of Whitechapel Station (District, Hammersmith & City and East London Lines, Zone 2) Kindly note the Whitechapel Station entrance/ exit on Whitechapel Road is temporarily closed and only entrance/exit is on Court Street. I will be outside the entrance on Court Street and it's from here that the walk will start.
Cost: If you would like to join the walk I request a £5 donation to Cavell Nurses' Trust which is payable either through my Just Giving Page or payable on the day. I will keep a list of those who have donated and please note places will be limited to 25 people.