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Fundraising in Ludlow.

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NanKate Fri 25-Aug-17 21:14:05

For 30 odd years men in Ludlow have dressed up as nurses and pushed a bed through the streets to raise money for the NHS. They have raised the princely sum if £2,500 to go towards new ECG machine.

Now wait for it....... The Shropshire Community Healthcare NHS Trust have refused the donation because they consider the event to be sexist and offensive confused

This is political correctness gone mad IMO

Lisalou Fri 25-Aug-17 21:29:19

That is sad

fiorentina51 Fri 25-Aug-17 21:51:46

I read about this a couple of days ago. Absolutely ridiculous.
I wonder how many nurses actually felt demeaned by a group of men in drag raising money for a hospital. 🤔

fiorentina51 Fri 25-Aug-17 21:54:53

Leonora47 Sat 26-Aug-17 02:27:36

I hate to be po-faced about those guys, who appeared to have meant well; but when I took a look at the photo in the above link, I was saddened by the lack of thought obvious in their, 'drag' costumes. I applaud the idea, but maybe they could have tried a little harder to represent nursing in a kinder light.

Smithy Sat 26-Aug-17 12:49:40

Absolutely ridiculous - men have dressed as women for good causes since I don't know when with no harm done and no offence taken.

jusnoneed Sat 26-Aug-17 13:14:48

I hope they find an organisation that appreciates their efforts to donate the money to.
Well done to them and sad attitude from SCH.

M0nica Sat 26-Aug-17 13:16:17

Ludicrous, the administrator who made this decision should immediately be offered the job of running the National Trust, their right-on, holier than thou, chief executive is leaving to run an Oxford College and she would be the perfect replacement.

fiorentina51 Sat 26-Aug-17 13:43:20

I suppose carnival parades and pantomimes will be next on the PC hit list. There's an awful lot of cross dressing involved in both of those categories. 🙄

Auntieflo Sat 26-Aug-17 14:25:26

Were the nurses actually asked whether they would like the donations?

fiorentina51 Sat 26-Aug-17 14:59:38

Not sure if it's up to the nurses to decide. I think it was a management decision. They have accepted money from the charity collectors since 1987 and the total donated since then is in the region of £90,000.
I understand some other hospitals in Shropshire have expressed an interest in having the money.