A Stoke Mandeville man is walking 30 miles to raise money for a nursing charity, in memory of his grandparents who were both nurses.
On April 28, Dan Morris is walking the Annandale Way, in Scotland, near to where his grandparents lived, and he’s hoping to raise £1,000 for Cavell Nurses’ Trust.
Nursing runs deep in Dan’s family. As well as his two grandparents, his sister is a student nurse, his great-grandfather was a First World War Royal Army Medical Corps nurse and his great-grandmother was a First World War Red Cross nurse.
Cavell Nurses’ Trust gives support to nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants experiencing financial or personal hardship. But when he chose to support the trust, Dan had no idea that in 2008 his grandparents had asked the charity for help.
The trust contributed £300 towards a mobility scooter for Stuart, after his movement became restricted following an accident.
Dan said: “I never had any idea they’d actually received help from the charity. That makes the walk even more special for me now.”