Cavell Nurses' Trust is looking for 100 intrepid ambassadors to scale Mount Edith Cavell
as part of its Centenary Appeal, which aims to boost the number of beneficiaries it currently supports.
The "Edith Cavell
" banner was first unfurled in the Hare and Greyhound pub in Bowburn, near Durham, in 1920, and continued to feature at the Durham Miners' Gala until at least 1938.
For further information, please visit www.cavellnursestrust.org or call 01527 595999 "I work full-time at BCU but at the weekend I work as an intensive care nurse at the Priory Hospital in Edgbaston because I don't want to lose my skills." She is now preparing to take on the 3,363-metre high Mount Edith Cavell
in Canada in August 2015 which is named after the First World War heroine executed in 1915 for helping 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.
It was unusual and controversial because it depicted a woman, Edith Cavell
( the British nurse who was executed by the Germans in the First World War for allegedly helping prisoners to escape.
MORE than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for First World War heroine Edith Cavell
to be honoured on a PS2 coin.
Mike Syer, of Clarence Street, Bowburn, group secretary and Durham City councillor, said the 1919 banner was unusual and controversial because it depicted a woman, Edith Cavell
, the British nurse who was executed by the Germans during the First World War for allegedly helping prisoners to escape.
nursed all wounded soldiers, regardless of nationality, saying to her nurses each man was a son, husband or father," she said.
Nurse Edith Cavell
, while nursing soldiers in the Great War, was captured by the Germans who executed her by firing squad for helping prisoners to escape.
Suzanne Payne hopes to climb Mount Edith Cavell
in August 2015, scaling the 3,365 metre peak along with 100 other nurses from Britain, Canada and the USA.
The 21-year-old nurse, who only qualified from her adult nursing degree at the University of Wolverhampton in September, has signed up to climb Mount Edith Cavell
in the Canadian Rockies.
Simon Knighton, chairman of the Turst, will be taking part in the 3,300 metre Mount Edith Cavell
climb in Canada's Jasper National Park.