Celebrating our Charity Scholars

The full attendees at the Charity Scholars stand and raise their hands in the air

Posted on: 13 Jul 2022

Today (Wednesday 13th July 2022) we were honoured to help celebrate our NUH Charity Scholars completing their BSc degrees, which were funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Celebrating with their peers, mentors, Trustees and members of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, the scholars’ achievements were recognised at a special event at Nottingham City Hospital. 

Two Charity Scholars are having a conversation

Two of our Charity Scholars share their stories

Nottingham Hospitals Charity is passionate about supporting staff development. Over the past 15 years, we’ve provided funding for staff degrees, dissertations and other advanced training qualifications to help Nottingham Hospitals staff provide the best care to patients across the county. We have also provided grants to allow staff to attend education conferences and symposiums to extend their knowledge in the medical field.

Speaking at the degree celebration event, Nottingham Hospitals Charity Trustee, Professor Harish Vyas, said: “The Charity takes nursing education very, very seriously.”

We are proud to have funded 26 university scholarships for nursing and midwifery staff, which has allowed them to develop their leadership and innovations skills through a BSc degree.

At today’s event, Helen Gunn, one of our Charity Scholars, said: “If it hadn’t been for the Charity, we wouldn’t have had this opportunity.”

Helen Gunn stands by her proposal and is looking directly at the camera

Helen Gunn with her degree presentation

As well as completing their degrees, many of our Charity Scholars have also given back by raising money for Nottingham Hospitals by taking on hikes, abseils, runs and walks to raise thousands of pounds for the Charity.

Among these was Charity Scholar Louise Kirk, who raised £650 by taking on our Big QMC Abseil and encouraging her colleagues to take part in a Christmas ‘Elf Socks’ day. Also present were husband and wife duo Tom and Alison Large, who have both completed degrees at the same time. Tom is one of our Charity Scholars and has gone on to support the Charity by taking on the gruelling Tissington Trail Marathon last year.

We’re so proud of all of our Charity Scholars and look forward to seeing where their new degrees take them.
Alison and Tom Large stand by the Charity banner at the Charity Scholars Awards

Alison and Tom Large celebrating their degree completion


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