The Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute works with the public, nurses and decision-makers to make sure that good quality nursing is available at home for everyone when they need it.

Healthcare at home
 
 
 

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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too! 

Visit the Burdett Trust website

Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.

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Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.

How others have helped

QN Anne Smith - Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle Race

To begin on 30 August 2014...click here for more information.

QN Penny Millington - Cycle Race

Penny Millington Cycle Race

QN Penny Millington and her friend former nurse Judith Greenwood, recently completed a fundraising cycle ride for the QNI. 
The race - a 35 km cross country - took place around the countryside of Stockport.
‘We trained three times a week for 5 weeks,’ explains Penny. ‘The race itself went well. We finished in just over 2 hours, it was very muddy as it was all cross country and very hilly. When we had finished we were covered in mud!’ 
Penny and Judith raised over £100 from the cycle race.
‘Thank you so much to Penny and Judith,’ Crystal Oldman, the QNI’s Chief Executive said, ‘We are delighted that they raised this amount for the QNI! And we are very impressed they managed the 35km distance, so congratulations and thank you!’
If you would like to sponsor Penny, please go to www.justgiving.com/Penny-Millington. If you would like to fundraise for the QNI, please contact [email protected]

QN Penny Millington and her friend former nurse Judith Greenwood,  completed a fundraising cycle ride for the QNI in August 2013. The race - a 35 km cross country - took place around the countryside of Stockport.

‘We trained three times a week for 5 weeks,’ explains Penny. ‘The race itself went well. We finished in just over 2 hours, it was very muddy as it was all cross country and very hilly. When we finished we were covered in mud!’ 

Penny and Judith raised over £100 from the cycle race.

Community Nurses from Isle of Man - Parish Walk

Isle of Man cheque presentation

Several community nurses from the Isle of Man took on a Parish Walk in early 2012 and chose to donate some of the funds raised to the QNI (cheque presentation with former QNI Director Rosemary Cook CBE.)

 

QN Helen Ballinger - Curry Night

QN Helen Ballinger's curry night fundraiser

QN Helen Ballinger took a novel approach to raising sponsorship for her British 10k London 2011 run (and the 'Right Nurse, Right Skills' campaign) by hosting a curry night in her local pub.

'I decided to do the 10k run in London for the QNI in order to raise funds for the 'Right Nurse, Right Skills' campaign,' explains Helen. 'I'm passionate about the training and education of community nurses and very much support this, so it was for a very worthy cause.

The event was very successful, with Helen raising over £400 from the one evening alone. A raffle was also held which included a bottle of wine and restaurant and nail bar vouchers, amongst other things. The 10k itself went very well with Helen walking around the London course in a very decent 1h40 minutes, just in time to hop back on a train back to Gloucester for a Silver wedding anniversary party!

Karen Melling - Atlantic Voyage

Karen Melling 

After a long career devoted to community health care, most people would be forgiven for wanting to put their feet up. Not so for Karen Melling, a former district nurse and recently retired Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor at Gloucestershire University.

To celebrate her retirement, Karen planned to fulfil a life-long ambition: on Saturday 24th October 2009, she set off to sail across the Atlantic on board Bold Explorer, a 45 foot steel yacht, with 3 other crew and a skipper. And with every sea mile she sailed,
Karen raised money for the QNI.

Alan Morris - Marathon

Alan Morris

Alan Morris, an accountant from Bracknell, Berkshire, wanted to show his appreciation for community nurses and what they had done for him. So in 2010 he decided to run for the QNI in the London Marathon! Alan raised hundreds of pounds for the charity.

 

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