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Celebrate International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Celebrate International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

This year is extra special for Guy’s and St Thomas’. It’s 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale and 160 years since the pioneering nurse set up the Nightingale Training School at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Today, Guy’s and St Thomas’ is the home of modern nursing and our dedicated nurses and midwives continue to care for patients with kindness and expertise, in their homes and in the hospitals.

Throughout 2020, to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we’ll be fundraising to say thank you to our nurses and midwives, as they continue to bring to life the caring and compassionate vision of Florence Nightingale.

Rex is donating to say thank you

After 20 years of treatment at Guy’s, Rex Martey is raising money to say thank you to the nursing staff who have helped him survive renal failure and prostate cancer.

The 81-year-old Afrobeat musician is donating 50% of the profits from his first album to support Guy’s and St Thomas’.

Rex Martey commented:

'I named a song on my album after Louisa Fleure, a lead urology clinical nurse specialist. The care I got from Louisa and the other nurses was brilliant. I’m alive today because of Guy’s and I just wanted to say thank you.'

What will you do?

There are so many ways to fundraise and say thank you to the nurses and midwives at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

Find out how you can take part in an event, organise your own fundraising or give a cash gift.

Rex’s album African Touring Holiday is available on Bandcamp, Amazon and Spotify. Half of the sales will go to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

Lead image: Rex pictured with Guy's nurse, Louisa.