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Nursing student highly commended at awards

LSBU student nurse Dane Thompson has been highly commended in the Community Award category at the 2013/14 Cavell Nurses' Trust Scholarship Awards
26 March 2014

Dane's commendation was presented to him by TV broadcaster Dr Christian Jessen at the event held at Fishmongers Hall, London Bridge. Dane who is in his final year of his pre-registration Adult Nursing course at LSBU also had the privilege of meeting Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who was guest of honour.

I wanted to be a nurse because you can care for a person in all ways and the awards have helped me look at myself, hopefully enabling me to be a better nurse

Dane Thompson, Student Nurse

Her Royal Highness is President of the Edith Cavell Centenary Appeal which is aiming to double the number of beneficiaries which the national nurses' charity currently supports by October 2015.

The Princess Royal said she was proud to be President of the charity's centenary appeal, adding: "The Trust feels this is an appropriate time to allow us to invest even more in the future of our young nurses and midwives. It is an entirely worthwhile aim of this kind of event which raises the profile of these young people."

The Cavell Nurses' Trust established in 1917 in memory of Edith Cavell provides financial support to 650,000 student, working and retired nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants after they have experienced a range of difficulties. For more information about the Cavell Nurses' Trust visit their website.

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