|The Nightingale Society|
|Newsletter||18 June 2020|
Florence Nightingale Museum
We have been asked to circulate information about the Florence Nightingale Museum’s charity auction tomorrow, Friday 19 June:
“The celebrity auctioneer, Charles Hansons, has offered to organise a charity auction for the Museum this Friday, June 19th at 6.15pm UK time.
“Well-wishers have been extraordinarily generous and there are a wide and exciting range of gifts to bid for. You could buy:
- a Downing Street book signed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson
- Mattel has donated the final design prototype of a Florence Nightingale Barbie
- TV’s Dr Ranj has signed a set of nursing scrubs donated by England’s Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May
- You can bid for a mini cricket bat signed by former Australian international Glenn Mcgrath
- Also up for auction is a weekend stay at Lea Hurst, Nightingale’s former family home
- And Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet, has donated ballet shoes
- Fortnum & Mason have given a luxury hamper
“These are just a few of the fabulous items up for grabs and, of course, the money raised will be going to an excellent cause; what better way to celebrate Nightingale’s 200th anniversary than helping to save the museum that is home to her legacy?
“You can bid for items by logging onto Hansons website at www.hansonslive.co.uk from 6.15pm (British Summer Time: BST), with the live auction starting at 7:00pm BST (but you can take a peek at the items on offer on that website right now!). Of course, these are difficult times for many people, and if you are not able to bid yourself we’d really appreciate it if you could spread the word about the auction on your social media pages and by forwarding this email to friends and colleagues.
“We hope you are all well and safe and that with the first shoots of normality returning we wish you all the best in your planning for the future.”