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Supporting the NHS Nightingale Hospital


10 February 2021

  • Cheshire ACF

Recently, one of our National Ambassadors, Sally Orange asked for our cadets to write letters to Covid 19 patients recovering in the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London.

The 2nd NHS Nightingale Hospital in London is very different to the 1st and has been set up as a step down facility for patients who need a bit longer to rehabilitate and get their strength back after illness, before being able to return home.

Cadet Angel Wareing from Halton Detachment took up the challenge to write a personal letter and was surprised this week to receive a reply this week.

Company Commander, Major Jamie Storey said "A fantastic, thoughtful gesture from Cdt Wareing! Thinking of others in their time of need demonstrate a great deal of selfless commitment. A huge well done!"

The letter's have made so much difference to the patients, hearing about what others have been up to, which can be really touching and brighten up someone’s day.

If you want to send a letter or picture - please laminate the picture so they can be stuck on the wall then it's not too late to brighten the place up a bit

Please start your letter ‘Dear Nightingaler.......

and then send your letters and drawings to:

Nightingale Patient FAO: Family Liaison Team, NHS Nightingale Hospital, East Entrance, Excel Centre, London E16 1FR

This week Sally has also started another challenge in memory of the inspirational Capt Tom. She will be running 100 laps of the Excel centre, where the hospital is based, which will be 100 miles. 50 of the laps I’ll be wearing hospital scrubs (a separate set from those worn at work) and the other 50 she will be wearing military uniform.

Each mile will be dedicated to both a NHS worker and also a military individual which you can nominate when you make a donation. All proceeds will fittingly go to both Help for Heroes Official and NHS Charities Together

You can make a donation using this link:


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