Today Both Councillor Mary and Phil Bateman took part in International Nurses Day 2020, a day to celebrate nurses all across the world – which this year has even greater significance falling as it does during the coronavirus pandemic. Cllr Phil Bateman said “We placed a light in our window at home in line with the wishes of Nurses. Recognising Florence Nightingale and every single Nurse we know and the thousands of others, who look after us, and our families.”
The day was chosen because it was the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is regarded as the founder of modern nursing – and today marks 200 years since her birth.
This year the public is being asked to get involved by illuminating their windows as a nod to the lamp which Nightingale was known to carry.
Mary said “We all very much care for the work that all our Nurses do, and tonight we were happy as a whole family to pay homage to Florence Nightingale and to every Nurse, who has taken up the duties to care for the sick and Infirm. Now at the heights of this Pandemic – Covid19,it makes us think of their duty and their actions every single day.” The Batemans lit the light at their home.