Nurse to spend day in bed, in red

Nurse Charlotte Bosley will be spending the day in bed, all dresed in red on Saturday to raise money for a childrens’ hospice in Newham.

And it won’t be any old bed. Charlotte, 23, will be putting up her feet at Richard House’s shop window in Longbridge Road, Barking which has been turned red for the hospice’s week-long campaign.

Charlotte, who works at Evelinas Children Hospital in London, said: “When I heard about this opportunity I really wanted to take part. Richard House is such a worthy charity and what a fun way to get involved with wear red this year.

“It shows that you don’t need to do something active to take up the challenge - it can be as easy as sleeping. We hope to draw people’s attention as they are walking by.”

Charlotte hopes to entertain shoppers with games and will then try and put her head down before she starts her night shift at the hospital.

“It’s certainly not a normal day at work for me but it will definitely be worthwhile.”

Wear Red, which aims to raise awareness and money for the hospice, kicked off on Saturday at Euston train station and will run until Sunday February 13.

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Ben Alonso, Richard House’s community fundraiser said: “The cheerleaders did a great job in kick-starting the campaign on Saturday.

“It was so inspiring to see the range of volunteers that came to collect for us. Everyone did a fantastic job in drawing in the crowds and raising a great amount of money for the hospice.”

The hospice in Beckton provides care and services to children with life-limiting, life-threatening and complex healthcare conditions and their families from London and the surrounding boroughs.

Richard House is urging individuals, businesses, schools and clubs to get involved in the campaign by organising red-themed days or events.