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Two community stars surprised and recognised

Posted on: 7th May 2024

Nurses from our Macmillan team at LCHS have received prestigious Cavell Star Awards. 

Abi Alexander and Rosie Royce were surprised by their colleagues, as neither knew they had even been nominated. 

Cavell Star Awards is a national programme that celebrates the dedication of nurses, midwives, nursing associates and healthcare assistants and recognises the care they provide to patients, families, and colleagues. 

Natalie Herring, a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist at LCHS nominated Rosie and Abi on behalf of the wider Macmillan team. They were put forward for supporting Natalie during her studies and for their leadership, compassion and dedication. 

Abi, the Macmillan Clinical Team Lead said: “I’m not often left speechless, but receiving this Cavell Star left me speechless! I was very touched that the team nominated me.  

“I couldn’t do my job without my amazing colleagues, so I feel this is a shared star for the whole team. It’s an honour to lead such an amazing group of clinicians.” 

Abi received her award for her commitment to her colleagues, being there for them always and providing the best leadership possible through compassion and excellence. 

Rosie, another Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist said: “To be recognised by the team feels so special and I will enjoy my memory of receiving the award many times over. It makes everything feel worthwhile.” 

Rosie was awarded the Cavell Star for her dedication to her colleagues, ensuring they are always supported and listened to and striving to be the best teammate. 

Cavell Nurses’ Trust is the charity supporting UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering a personal or financial crisis, often due to illness, disability, domestic abuse and rising living costs. The award scheme was launched in 2018. Each Cavell Star Award winner receives a remarkable medal, presentation case and pin badge.