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Nurses wear Girlguiding Greater Manchester West bee badge with pride

We are very pleased and proud to announce that the nurses we work with on the Comfort Bag scheme will be wearing our bee badge on their uniforms. Rachael Sullivan, Bereavement Nurse, Salford Royal Hospital has said: ‘I wear my bee badge with pride, let’s keep up the good work.’

Knowing how important the bee had become to them, Pat Mayle, President for Girlguiding Greater Manchester West County sent the bee badge to Fiona Murphy RGN MBE and the nurses involved in the Comfort Bag Scheme. As a result, the nurses are wearing them with pride on their uniforms. Pat says, ‘I am honoured that the Swan nurses are going to be wearing them on their uniforms. I find that quite emotional.’

Following the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 Alison and Lucy Forshaw, leaders at 9th Eccles Brownies, created the Girlguiding Greater Manchester West bee badge as a way for everyone to show their support. The money raised from the sale of these badges, £1600 so far, will be donated to The Manchester Children's Hospital where many of the young people injured in the attack were taken.

After the Manchester Arena incident the Swan Care Nurses requested our help. One hundred comfort bags were distributed to families waiting at the Etihad Stadium for news of their loved ones caught up in the incident. After the event a card from one of those families told us: ‘we found ourselves with no washing essentials or other much needed items. Your bags really helped us, it was such a very kind and thoughtful thing to do and very much appreciated.’

Our ongoing relationship with the nurses has given our members the opportunity to make a positive difference to their communities and encourages them to be a powerful force for good.

Bee badges are still available to order using the order form.

 

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