Sister Jen, who many of you will remember from Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E, wore a dress to work to fundraise for the King’s Helipad Appeal.
Sister Jen was lent the old-fashioned nurse’s uniform by rheumatology nurse Carron Congreve, and she wore it to her shift in the King’s Emergency Department on Wednesday 2 July.
She shares with us why she decided to wear the dress:
What gave you the idea to wear a dress to fundraise for King’s?
I decided to wear a dress as for years people had said to me they’d pay money to see me in a dress. So I thought: why not do this and raise money for the helipad?
Did your colleagues and the patients react how you expected them to?
My colleagues, of course, found it a source of great amusement but were all extremely supportive, and after the initial laughs were very complimentary. The patients seemed a little confused, but only a couple asked why I was dressed differently.
Why are you supporting the helipad appeal?
I am giving my full support to the helipad as it will give our sickest patients the life-saving care they need quicker than at present.
Would you wear a dress again?
I do not have any plans at present to wear a dress again… But you never know?!
Thank you so much, Sister Jen!
Watch a video of Sister Jen talking about the experience:
Listen to Sister Jen talk about why she’s fundraising for the King’s Helipad: