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The Florence Nightingale Foundation
The Florence Nightingale Foundation

FNF London Marathon 2020

Why we need your help

Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May and CEO of Florence Nightingale Foundation Greta Westwood are running the London Marathon 2020 together! Please read their story below and support us.

This year we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to mark this special occasion, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. We decided that one of the best ways to honour Florence and nurses and midwives during 2020 is by getting our trainers on and running the Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of the Florence Nightingale Foundation!

We want to celebrate all that is great about nurses and midwives, and this is one of our ways of saying thank you. Thank you for all that you do and for the profound impact you have on the lives of so many people.

We’re running as proud Florence Nightingale Foundation Alumni ourselves – both nurses (and Greta was also a midwife), whose lives were transformed by the Foundation, which helped to propel our careers. We are indebted to the Foundation for helping us to achieve our potential. Florence Nightingale Foundation scholars go on to become CEOs, Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs), Chief Midwives and others, great leaders in their clinical field. We like to think that Florence would have approved of us taking on such a challenge in her name, and in the name of all her scholars, continuing her legacy.

Money raised will ensure that the foundation continues to support and nurture nursing and midwifery talent through scholarships, empowering them to achieve their full potential. We also hope that by completing this challenge, we will encourage and inspire our nurse and midwife colleagues to mark this special year in some way. Please help us to reach our goal.  Any support for us, is support for the thousands of nurses and midwives working across England and the UK. 

On Sunday 4th of April, we will be running for all of us:

#TeamFlorence #FlorenceNightingaleFoundation #teamCNO #OurNurseMidwife2020 #YearoftheNurseandMidwife

Thank you for supporting us!

Ruth May & Greta Westwood


raised towards 10,000.00 target


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Mar 02, 2020

Dr Colleen Leners

Thank you for hosting the Florence Nightingale Commemorative Ceremony


Feb 28, 2020

Paul Vaughan

Best of luck with your run. Having run the Dublin Marathon I know the dedication and hard work it takes to prepare. You will have a great day. Best wishes to you both, Paul

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Feb 27, 2020

Tina Hetherington

Good Luck to all FNF runners ?

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Feb 20, 2020

Dame Yvonne Moores

Such an amazing commitment to raise funds for FNF! I shall be at the finish line to give you both a hug!

(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Feb 11, 2020

Rich Adams

Good luck to both of you. I am full admiration for you in this particular endeavour. Travel well friends

(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Feb 08, 2020

Nicola Ryley

In fancy dress? I will be watching.

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Feb 05, 2020

David H

I wish I could run also but thank you for running for us! Go well and go safe for Florence!

(plus 125.00 giftaid)

Feb 01, 2020

Julie Haigh

Good luck and all the very best for your challenge

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 25, 2020

Tara Pauley

You go girls - amazing stuff yearoftgenurseandmidwife wellbeing

(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Jan 22, 2020

Jo Poole

So much luck to you both.

(plus 7.50 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 1,662.50

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Raised offline 0.00

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