Natalie Buschman


Iolanthe Midwifery Trust
The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust is a national charity whose aim is to enhance the wellbeing of mothers, their babies and families by assisting the education and professional development of midwives in the UK. The name ‘Iolanthe’ comes from the origin of the finances used to set up the Trust in 1983 from the sale of Iolanthe House in South Kensington, London, previously the home of W.S. Gilbert of ‘Gilbert and Sullivan’ fame. The Trust gives a range of grants and awards, with the best known being annual awards for qualified midwives to enhance their professional development through such activities as further education, travel and attendance at conferences; and support for student midwives to experience additional educational opportunities or undertake elective placements. In addition there are larger awards given from time to time to promote research and reward best practice within the field of midwifery and the maternity services. Since 1983, the Trust has supported hundreds of midwives and students, all of whom have expressed their appreciation at being selected by a unique charity run by midwives for midwives. The distinction of gaining an award has often given midwives a boost to morale and confidence that has helped them take their career forward and make a real difference to care for mothers and babies. For further details about the Trust and the awards, please visit our website or contact the administrator on
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Natalie Buschman

My page: a moment of insanity I decided that I am obviously not busy enough with a full time midwifery degree, shifts, exams and a family and decided that I will cycle 100 miles (or 161km) from London to Surrey and back to London in the same day (8hrs)!

But, I hear you say, you come from the land of cycling, so what is the challenge? Well... can I remind you that that same land of cycling is also the land of flat surfaces.....

I have lived in London for a very long time now and I have to admit that my cycling has become a bit rusty...I don't have a fancy bike, I have never cycled in such masses (55,000 cyclists) and I might even go dressed up as "call the midwife" in support of the fantastic midwifery chartity I am cycling for. 

So please if you can spare a few pounds I would really appreciate it!!!! 

Lots of love and hope I still will be able to sit down after this, 

Natalie -xxx-

P.S. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

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05.08.13 Well done Nat!

04.08.13 Go Nat!! Kill those Surrey Hills!! xx

03.08.13 Good luck Natalie! I'm so impressed - all the best. Alice and boys xxx

22.07.13 Go Natalie go!

11.07.13 Sounds fab! Best of luck x

11.07.13 Good Luck, Natalie! You can do it!

06.07.13 Good job Natalie! I wish you a smooth safe ride!

03.07.13 Go Natalie!

03.07.13 Good luck with your ride. I know you can do it.

03.07.13 Go get them Nat!

02.07.13 Go Nat!! Want to see you in the Poplar post war dress! x

26.06.13 Good luck Natalie!

25.06.13 This will be a phenomenal experience! So happy to support your profession in this way. Maybe the US will catch on soon :) XOXO

24.06.13 Rather you than me-I am tired thinking about it!Good luck !!

24.06.13 Good luck! 55,000 cyclists? wow!

24.06.13 Best of Luck and a great cause, being a dad of 5, I have kept the midwives very busy:-) Lots of love to you both! Chris x

16.06.13 YOu mad loon!!! (Well done Nat)

16.06.13 Sounds pretty tough - good luck! x

26.05.13 Natalie, you are a star. Thank you for supporting Iolanthe, and therefore student midwives and midwives and mothers and babies. Go Dutch girl!

15.05.13 Good luck you crazy lady :-)


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