Nursing Memorial Appeal

The Nursing Memorial Appeal

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.

Why we need your help

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.

How you can help

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

Sonja Curtis
c/o Naval and Military Club,
4 St James’s Square,
London SW1Y 4JU.

Keep in touch

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Please "Like" the Nursing Memorial Appeal on Facebook and keep up to date with the people and events helping us to reach our £100,000 target.

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You can also follow the Appeal on Twitter where we'll post news, successes and calls to action too. @nursingmemorial

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you, so please get in touch. If you have family stories or photos you'd like to share, you can email us here.

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