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Cavell Nurses Trust: Wreath Laying – 12 Oct 21

Following my installation last October, the first event that I attended as Master of the Company of Nurses was to lay a wreath at the memorial for Edith Cavell in Trafalgar Square. This commemorative service takes place each year on October 12th – the date that she was executed by the German firing squad for…

Ethel Fenwick

Ethel Bedford Fenwick became the first Registered Nurse today

100 years ago today (30th September 2021), Ethel Bedford Fenwick became the first Registered Nurse. She campaigned for 30 years to create registration and the General Nursing Council. A remarkable achievement and an icon for our profession. The Company of Nurses salutes you SRN1.

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Amazon Smile – Donations Made Simple

We would like to inform you that “The Company of Nurses Charitable Trust” is now a charity option on AmazonSmile. This will allow our charity to receive small donations from Amazon on a regular basis if Freemen choose our charity as their preferred charity for donations. We ask that you consider contributing to our charity…

Grant of Arms Appeal – Protecting our future, remembering our past

The Company of Nurses has reached an historic moment in progression to Livery status, in that we are now in the wonderful position to be able to petition for a Grant of Arms to represent the Company in perpetuity. The process is costly and today we are launching an appeal for donations. Funds raised will…

The Company of Nurses receives a commendation from The Lord Mayor 19th July 21

On Monday 19th July the Master was thrilled to attend an award ceremony at the Mansion House at the invitation of The Lord Mayor to receive a COVID-19 award on behalf of the Company. She was accompanied by Freemen Geoff Wheat,  Tony McLean and Hilary Andrews. The Lord Mayor wished to recognise individual Liverymen who…

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Cavell Trust’s ‘Working With….’ Programme

We are delighted to be “Here for nurses” as a partner in the Cavell Trust’s ‘Working with…’ programme. The attached report here shows how our support is needed, valued and acknowledged.

The City Returning to Life

As lockdown restrictions ease the City has started to come back to life. The Master was invited to St Paul’s Cathedral for a service of Reflection and Hope. Masters of the Livery were invited along with those who had contributed to the pandemic including many frontline staff.  Freeman Deirdre Barr was invited in her role…

Jane Davies

The Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service Westminster Abbey – 12 May 2021

I was very fortunate, as the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, to attend the Service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale, which is held every year on the Wednesday closest to her birthday, the 12th May, at Westminster Abbey. The Master of our Company and other Court members would normally have been present…

Frances Davies

Installation of the Master – Frances Davies

We are delighted to announce that at the Annual Assembly of The Company of Nurses, held on Wednesday 5th May, Frances Davies was installed as Master of the Company of Nurses by the Immediate Past Master, Liz Turnbull in a virtual ceremony attended by the Wardens, Court of Assistants, and guests of the Company. The…

Freedom of the City of London for a Freeman of our Company

On 5th March, the Master and Immediate Past Master were delighted to join Maureen Rodgers and her guests as she made her declaration to become a Freeman of the City of London. The Clerk of the Chamberlain’s Court, Murray Craig, conducted the ceremony which was held virtually and he provided a most entertaining and amusing…