- My Ward – Wendy Mathews
Wendy Mathews very kindly donated copies of her book ‘My Ward’ to the Fellowship and we thank Wendy for her generosity. We have a few copies still available. Please contact the office on 01285 841908 to confirm availability. The cost will be £5, plus £1.20 p&p. Please make cheques payable to The Nightingale Fellowship, and send to, The Nightingale Fellowship, 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, Glos, GL8 8SQ.
- DVD of 2010 Florence Nightingale Celebration
DVDs of the service are available from the Fellowship office at a cost of £11 including p&p. Cheques should be made payable to The Nightingale Fellowship.
- RSCN, SRN and then… A Voyage of a Lifetime by Brandy Thomas
This book, written by a Nightingale, outlines a voyage to Australia caring for a young mother and her illegitimate baby. The child was later adopted from an orphanage in Australia and he and Brandy were reunited many, many years later on the television programme ‘Surprise, Surprise’.
To purchase, or for more information, contact Brandy direct at [email protected].
- Florence Nightingale: the woman and her legend
Florence Nightingale: the woman and her legend by Mark Bostridge who was a speaker at our AGM in 2010
Mark Bostridge has drawn upon previously unknown and unpublished papers (many from the Nightingale family archive) in producing this detailed, informative and highly readable book.
The book covers Florence Nightingale’s family background and gives accounts of her work in the Crimean War and her reforms to nursing and health before turning to explore her role as an icon. This book is a ‘must’ for all who are interested in the history of nursing.
- Don’t Say Goodbye by Fiona Stanford
Fiona Stanford (née Dear, March 1986 set) is the author of Don’t Say Goodbye; the moving story of army families and the vital support they give to each other and their loved ones. Although based on the Welsh Guards’ deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, the book represents the unpredictable yet closely knit lifestyle of all military communities
Fiona’s husband Richard handed over command of the Welsh Guards just before the Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. Three months into the tour the new Commanding Officer was tragically killed by an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province.
It was when Fiona experienced the camaraderie and support network of the wives and families during this tour, in which the Battalion lost a total of seven men and sustained many injuries, that she felt compelled to help the public understand what it is to be part of the backbone that supports our Armed Forces. Without this support on the home front she feels strongly that our service men and women would not be able to do the amazing jobs that they carry out on a daily basis.
Fiona and Richard have been married for seventeen years and have two children, Oliver and Annabel. Oliver was born on one of their first postings, in the Sultanate of Oman, and is now fifteen years old. Annabel was born in the rather less glamorous location of Aldershot, and is thirteen. During their marriage they have moved twelve times and currently live in a married quarter in Gloucester.
Fiona works as a school nurse at a boarding school near Cirencester having completed a Return to Nursing course at Salisbury Hospital in 2005 and going on to gain a Dip HE in Respiratory Nursing. In her book she mentions her days as a student nurse at St.Thomas’.
Don’t Say Goodbye was published in 2011 by Hodder and Stoughton and so far Fiona has donated nearly 50% of the proceeds to the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal, raising money for the bereaved, the wounded and their families. The Welsh Guards completed another tour to Afghanistan in 2012 which saw four more men killed in action and many more wounded, so the vital need for funds is ongoing.
- The Florence Nightingale Museum
The Fellowship has always worked closely with the Florence Nightingale Museum and has given financial support to the Museum’s refurbishment project. The Museum has already raised more than a million pounds towards this project. If you would like to contribute to the Museum, please contact them directly at: 020 7620 0374 or www.florence-nightingale.co.uk
- ‘Nursing the nation’ – by Molly Case
Our Trustees felt this may be of interest:-