International Nurses Day ( IND) is an international day observed around the world on 12 May (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale 's birth) of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day since 1965.
This past 12 months have really given the whole world a much truer appreciation of the amazing women and men who work in this profession, and this year we want to honour them with a challenge.
How does it work?
Sign up today and between 1st May and 31st May you must complete 10 miles or 10k. This can be a run, walk, cycle or swim. One session or multiple.
Simply upload proof of completion before the deadline of the 4th June 2021 and we will post your amazing medal reward.
Payment is to enter the race and medals are posted as a reward for submitted evidence by the above deadline.
Florence Nightingale Hospice will receive £2 from every entry fee.
Florence Nightingale Hospice is based on the campus of Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Hospice is run by Bucks NHS Healthcare Trust, and partly funded by Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.
Florence Nightingale Hospice provides a range of palliative and end-of-life care services to people in Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire and south Bedfordshire who have life-limiting illnesses such as chronic lung conditions, cancer and neurological conditions. It has an In-Patient Unit with twelve beds in the Hospice, and it supports patients in the home through the Nightingale 24/7 Care and Community Nursing Teams.
In addition, the Day Hospice offers physical, therapeutic and emotional support to people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, but who are able to live independently at home. The Hospice also runs the Lymphoedema Clinic and cares for and supports families and friends of patients, through the Bereavement Support Team and Florrie’s Children’s Team.