Nurses Day 2021

Join the Song Club Festival on 15 May and celebrate nursing and midwifery staff

To mark Nurses’ Day 2021, Squeeze co-founder and frontman Chris Difford will be hosting a Song Club Festival concert on the evening of Saturday 15 May in aid of the RCN Foundation. 

The zoom concert will feature artists who contributed to the Song Club Album in aid of frontline staff as well as special guests and friends of the RCN Foundation. Chris has to date raised over £10,000 for the Foundation’s COVID-19 response, helping nurses, midwives and healthcare support workers across the UK who have been and continue to be impacted by the pandemic.

Chris’s relationship with the Foundation began last year, when he was inspired by photographs taken by nurse Hannah Grace Deller.  In addition to being a paediatric matron, Hannah is a talented photographer who documented her, and her colleagues’ experiences working on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Hannah’s photographic work was featured on the Channel 4 programme ‘Grayson’s Art Club’, it grabbed Chris’s attention and inspired him to curate the Song Club Album in support of the RCN Foundation.  The album includes songs written by world-class, award-winning songwriters – including Nik Kershaw, Graham Gouldman and Beth Nielsen Chapman. 

 

Song Club Cover

 

Chris has also supported the RCN Foundation by hosting a series of Zoom concerts last year, which have raised more than £10,000 for the Foundation’s COVID-19 response. Therefore, to celebrate Nurses’ Day (on 12 May 2021) Chris will be hosting a virtual evening festival of music and words on the following Saturday 15 May at 8pm, joined by some of the Song Club Album contributors and a host of special guests. This concert will be a celebration of the incredible contribution made by nurses every single day and the contribution they continue to make during the pandemic. 

How to join the event

Nursing and midwifery staff can join the event for free - please email rcnfoundation@rcn.org.uk for details. 

For members of the public, simply visit our Nurses Day JustGiving Campaign page to make a donation and you will receive the login details for the event.
 
You can also Text 10NURSESDAY to 70085 to donate £10 or 5NURSESDAY to 70085 to donate £5 for your login details.

Celebrating Nurses Day

There will be other activities taking place on the week of the 10th of May celebrating Nurses Day and in aid of the RCN Foundation - follow us on social media for updates on how you can get involved.