Please donate now to help the Florence Nightingale Museum survive and thrive as we re-open our doors.
Nursing, washing your hands and evidence based-healthcare, all pioneered by Florence Nightingale, have become more important than ever before and we’re calling upon our friends and supporters to help us preserve her story and legacy.
The Florence Nightingale Museum is a small independent charity celebrating the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history. Our NHS nurses are doing an incredible job on the front line fighting Covid-19; we’re here to preserve and celebrate the memory of one of our most loved nurses. Florence Nightingale was one of our greatest Victorians, the founder of modern nursing, a healthcare pioneer and a female icon and we’re looking for your help to continue telling her story and the wider story of our nurses and healthcare professionals across 2020 as we celebrate her bicentenary and the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Why we need your help
Research suggests that the next 6 months are going to be very difficult for our sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism has dropped dramatically and school visits are unlikely to occur until 2021…sadly two of our key visitor demographics. Research also suggests that most people are not yet ready to start returning to visitor attractions.
Your generous support has helped us through closure and now that the UK Government is permitting museums to re-open, we’re fundraising for our future.
The Museum is committed to re-opening and providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone but we know that re-opening won’t mean we’re on safe ground. We’re continuing our fundraising campaign to help us ride out the storm into 2021 when visitation can return to more normal levels. It is not an easy step to ask for help. We know and understand that this crisis has put many people and workplaces in financial difficulty. We know that there are people who care about Florence’s legacy, and we’re asking people to donate whatever they can to keep Florence’s memory alive – even small donations are wholeheartedly welcome so that we can continue our purpose as a museum to care for a historically significant collection and to inspire the next generation of healthcare workers.
Every donation, no matter what the size, is welcome and will help us continue our purpose as a museum to care for a historically significant collection and to inspire the next generation of healthcare workers.
Text NIGHTINGALE to 70085 to donate £10
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Please help to secure the legacy of Florence, her work and the future of the Museum.
The Florence Nightingale Museum is an independent museum and private charity. We receive no government funding and therefore rely on the generosity and goodwill of those who support us.
Support can range from one-off donations or volunteering your time here at the Museum. All types of support are valued and help us realise a wide variety of projects and activities.
Wall of Honour
Say thank you to someone who has inspired you
We all need inspiration to help us through life, and Florence Nightingale inspired thousands of women and men to follow in her footsteps. We are inviting nominations for the museum’s Wall of Honour where you can honour someone who has inspired you or mark your own personal support for the museum.
The Wall of Honour is located in a museum’s reception area and welcomes all visitors to the museum. By supporting this project, you may choose a person to remember and ensure their name is featured on the Wall. You can remember anyone who has played an important role in your life, including relatives, friends, a nurse or carer, a teacher or professor, someone who has influenced your career or someone you admire. You can recognise the support of someone who is working, retired or who has passed away. Alternatively, you can celebrate your own contribution to the museum.
Your charitable donation will help us care for the museum’s collection and ensure that future generations have the chance to learn about Florence Nightingale and her achievements.
You will be recognised as a Patron and invited with your family to a special event to unveil your addition to the Wall of Honour. The invitation will be also be extended to the person you have remembered, if applicable.
Book of Honour
Your page in the Book of Honour
Do you know a nurse who would like to be remembered on a page in the Florence Nightingale’s Book of Honour? Or would you like to commemorate your own nursing career?
For a donation of £60, we will place your words, photos and images in the Book to be kept in the museum forever, as a record of the incredible stories of nursing.
Each page is 30cm x 24cm (landscape).
Your donation will help us to care for the museum collection and continue in our work in celebrating nursing, past and present.
One of the most effective and personal ways to make a lasting impact on the Florence Nightingale Museum’s work is to remember our charity in your will.
Legacies can be designated to a particular aspect of our work, such as education or growing our endowment, or they can be left to the discretion of the Museum.