Help us support nurses and midwives by making a donation today.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF), established in honour of the founder of modern nursing, is a charity operationally led run by nurses for nurses and midwives. As well as providing leadership development support, we are here for them when they need us the most.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service was launched to provide a safe space for nurses and midwives to come together to share experiences with their peers and seek advice and support from expert facilitators. The service provides emotional wellbeing support for nurses and midwives as they battle the demands of the pandemic on a daily basis.

To date we have supported over 1,700 participants through the service, but the demand is rapidly growing. With your support we can reach many more nurses and midwives working on the frontline and beyond.

Your donation helps us to deliver our promise:

  • Select the very best talent in nursing and midwifery as scholars of the Foundation. Through our bespoke scholarship programmes, we will inspire, nurture and support their future success. Our programmes are designed with, and delivered by, our partners within and outside of health and social care.
  • Connect nurses and midwives to become the positive voice of nursing and midwifery.
  • Shine a light on nurses and midwives and their practice. We will commemorate Florence’s legacy and the impact she had on modern day nursing and midwifery. We will identify practice that is not evidenced based, support new research to generate new knowledge, communicate and celebrate our achievements and the impact our work has on improvements in health and social care.

Donate online

To make a donation, please visit our Virgin Money Giving page.

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Donate by phone

To make a donation on the phone, call us on 020 7730 3030.

Donate by post

If you wish to send a cheque, please contact a member of the team to discuss the best and secure way of sending your donation by post:

Email: [email protected] 

 


How your donations have impacted our scholars...

I believe my learning in the scholarship has impacted on policy and patient care as well as my development and my new post as a Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disabilities

Owen Barr

Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disabilities, Leadership scholarship, completed 2015

Since my scholarship, my work has impacted policy and patient care, as well as influencing staff in my own organisation and others across Wales

Ruth Friel

Cwm Taf University Health Board NHS Wales, Leadership scholarship, completed 2017

As a result of my scholarship, I was promoted and as a direct result my skills in training and my knowledge base has improved. The way I interact with colleagues has changed and my confidence and personal impact is enhanced. My work, and the way I am able to impact allows me to influence corporate policy.

Jane Eades

Marie Curie, Leadership scholarship, completed 2017.

Since the scholarship, I changed direction from being in nurse education, to working with the District General Manager on how to bring about change for those with cancer. The end result was setting up a charity and a limited company with the help of the health authority. The charity is now in its 30th year of providing a truly holistic service for those with cancer and support for their families. It is totally independent of the health authority but it is a service provider. I am now a Trustee of the Charity and at present also acting CEO. The scholarship taught me that if you believe you can bring about change then it is in your hands to make it happen.

Dorothy Crowther

Wirral Holistic Care Services (Therapeutic Cancer Care), completed a Travel scholarship in 1988

was awarded an OBE for services to Midwifery, I am also changing roles and being promoted to Director of Nursing

Wendy Matthews

Havering &Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Patient experience, Leadership scholarship completed, 2017.

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