Nursing Memorial Appeal

The Nursing Memorial Appeal

During the First and Second World Wars we know that at least 1,500 nurses gave their lives in, or as a direct result of, their service. In 2011 the Nursing Memorial Appeal was established to ensure their sacrifice would never be forgotten. 

Here's what we've done so far and - with your generous help – will continue to do to establish their legacy.

In WWI armistice centenary year, we realised our ambition to create a permanent memorial that lists the name of every nurse who died. 

The unveiling of this beautiful sculpture took place at the National Memorial Arboretum on 4th June 2018, in the presence of our Patrons and many friends.

We still need your help

We need your support to maintain the Memorial for years to come and add more names as, sadly, we continue to find them

Please support our Extreme Nursing Today campaign

We have set up Extreme Nursing Today to raise funds for an ongoing legacy for the nurses. This scheme will support research scholarships in the study of conflict and humanitarian aid nursing, so that valuable learning can be captured for the benefit of everyone. Read more information and details of ways to donate

How you can help

We offer our heartfelt thanks for donations all sizes. The memorial simply won't be possible without you.

If you prefer you can send a cheque payable to
The Nursing Memorial Appeal to

Sonja Curtis
c/o Naval and Military Club,
4 St James’s Square,
London SW1Y 4JU.

Keep in touch

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Get in touch

We would love to hear from you, so please get in touch. If you have family stories or photos you'd like to share, you can email us here.

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