Could Florence be in the Tower of London?
New Ravens have arrived at the Tower of London and names are being chosen after famous women for the little chick! One of the names chosen is Florence and you have been invited to vote!
It is an easy process and all you have to do is click on the link here and scroll down until you are asked to vote. There is no charge and what a delight it would be if we could help Florence to reside in the tower and bring more renown to her amazing work.
Sale of the Figurine by sealed bid
We were delighted in the interest shown for sealed bids to be placed by 30 April 2021 for the figurine as published in the Spring 2021 Journal.
Entries are now closed and details will be published in the Autumn 2021 Journal later in the summer.
Presentation of a framed Nightingale Badge to the Nanjing Nightingale Nursing College
The President and Trustees joined Professor Zhang Ningxin and some faculty members of the Nanjing Health School, with Mary Crawford from Kings College London, for a zoom meeting on Thursday 18th March, 2021.
A framed Nightingale Badge, with inscription, was presented to the nursing school for display in the central meeting point of their Nightingale ‘corridors’. Mrs Hilary Brian (a recent Nightingale Fellowship Trustee) had arranged for the framing. Hilary had also volunteered to represent the Fellowship on the Jon Baines travel tour to China (now taking place in 2022).
The Florence Nightingale Museum
The Museum has faced some challenging times in recent months, with forced closures throughout Nightingale’s bicentenary year, with no plans for reopening the museum in the near future.
The small team who remain, will focus upon caring for the collections, providing access via pre-booked group visits and organising occasional ‘Open Days’ as government restrictions allow and interest warrants.
Despite substantial challenges the museum is in a relatively strong position. This is in no small part due to the support of many former Nightingale’s who have contributed to fundraising efforts and lobbying, so thank you all so much!
In addition to organising various activities the museum team will also continue to fundraise and explore other avenues which the museum can take in the future. As things stand, we still plan to be able to hold the memorial evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, which we had planned for 2020, later this year and will also participate in the 2021 Lord Mayors Show . Our web-shop will also continue to operate, so do remember us for your unusual gifts!
We strongly ask for your continued support which is very much appreciated and we are confident we will find a way forward that sees the museum emerge stronger than before. We will be giving you a fuller picture of the Museum in 2021 and going forward within The Nightingale Fellowship Autumn 2021 Journal.
The Nightingale Fellowship is sad to announce the recent death of Elizabeth (Liz) Stevens, former council member and a Vice President.
Our thoughts and prayers go to her family, friends and former colleagues.
CONTRIBUTIONS for THE NIGHTINGALE FELLOWSHIP JOURNAL.
We are now preparing the timeline for publication of the Autumn 2021 Journal later this summer. If you would like to contribute to the Journal by sending in an article, a tribute for the sad loss of a Nightingale, news or any gatherings in your area or Set Reunions taking place, please send them in by 15th May 2021 by email or post to:
The Nightingale Fellowship, 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8SQ
If you need any further information regarding the current recommended wordcount for your contribution or anything else, please also use this address. We look forward to hearing from you with your items.
News from The Company of Nurses
Members of The Company of Nurses are enjoying a full programme of events on line throughout the pandemic. These include virtual tours, lectures and wine tastings! Many Nightingale Fellowship members already belong and enjoy meeting with nurses who trained across the country. For more information go to www.thecompanyofnurses.co.uk