XAVIER’S BETHLEM BUMPER 10K
XAVIER’S BETHLEM BUMPER: Cycling around the Bethlem to raise money for the Cavell Trust’s 10K for Nurses and Midwives.
12 – 2pm
12th October 2020
Bethlem Royal Hospital
2020 is International Year of the Nurse and Midwifes. Xavier White wishes to express his gratitude by raising money for the Cavell Trust, cycling 10k a circular route around the grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham Kent.
Xavier is a head injury survivor, starting his rehabilitation on the neurology ward at the Maudsley in 1985. Then returning with his Xavier White’s Full Circle Exhibition in 2014.
This connection continues through becoming an Artist volunteer at Bethlem Gallery. During his time there, in addition to showing his Cohedia, Large Canvas, at the Utopia 2016 exhibition, Xavier was asked to represent the Museum of the Mind, for the Museum of the Year award, and featured on BBC’s Artsnight coverage.
Xavier became the first artist in residence at the School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University with the mental health-nursing students and produced several exhibitions at LSBU. Leading onto make & install, ‘In Loving Memory’, a stained glass fanlight’s scheme in tribute to his long term friend and nurse Jo Mead, Kings College Hospital, and for the NHS’s 70th anniversary.
Xavier has also donated several of his glass artworks, entitled, ‘Blessed’s’ inspired by the Groucho Marx quote ‘Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light’. He got to give one to his original neuro surgeon Mr Charles Polkey, at the opening of Polkey Ward, Kings College Hospital. These works were created during his LSBU residency and Xavier is willing to donate others to worthy causes. Please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to support his efforts through sponsorship, please log onto the Cavell Trust 10K event site and make a donation.
The Cavell Trust: cavellnursestrust.org
Cavell Nurses' Trust is a charitable organisation which supports the welfare of nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1917 in the memory of British nurse Edith Cavell
Xavier White, Artist Exhibitions
Handle With Care auction 2019 http://xavierwhite.weebly.com/handle-with-care.html
Exhibitions at Bethlem Gallery. http://art-corpus.blogspot.com/2015/04/review-of-xavier-white-cohedia-wish-you.html
Human Campaign artistic residency with mental health nursing student at LSBU. Summer fair https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/download/99819dad81260de81a40161d95631dffd37675645d5ee93da3e3a156acda8823/6485669/Xavier%20White%20Catalogue_V5%20FINAL%20PRESS%20COPY.pdf
Phosphenes Of Qualia https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/download/0eac4929cb1db5f2016789567c7c2b50a3c220c8fe14b543d8b74bc91d676a28/2225057/Phosphenes%20of%20Qualia%20Catalogue%20Final%20version%20April%202017.pdf
Recouperation Across The Nation sponsored cycle, Honk For Health NHS 1988 / 89.
International Year of the Nurse and Midwife (World Health Organisation)
The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.WHO and partners including, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlight the challenging conditions they often face, and advocate for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
The 100 MP’s voted against nurses pay increase https://www.indy100.com/article/mps-voted-against-giving-nurses-pay-rise-list-9462946?fbclid=IwAR21XwJLduHeYn1E3a0q3UJpLKYhCo8lDAD9hywEbugmWiNQkKCdRte2nQs