Alexandra Rose Day


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Alexandra Rose Day

June; Saturday
Sometimes called Alexandra Day or simply Rose Day, this day commemorates the arrival of Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), wife of the English king, Edward VII, in England on June 26, 1862. In 1902 the much-loved queen founded the Imperial Military Nursing Service, and in 1912 she started Alexandra Rose Day. The Danish-born queen died 13 years later, but the day is still celebrated by selling rose emblems to raise money for hospitals.
See also Hospital Week, National
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DictDays-1988, p. 3
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Our picture on this page shows pre-NHS nurses from the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital in Myrtle Street preparing flower baskets in readiness for Alexandra Rose Day back in 1933.
STREET collections on Alexandra Rose Day - Britain's national flag day - raised pounds 90 in Guisborough and pounds 26 in Redcar for the Teesside Asthma Group.
She was an anonymous figure, best known to most as the inspiration for Alexandra Rose Day, created to raise funds for British hospitals.
THIS 1940s picture of a Coventry girl dressed in a nurse's outfit for Alexandra Rose Day has been sent to us by her sister, Margaret Jakeman of Tile Hill Village.
A RECENT city centre collection by members and friends of the Coventry branch of the Royal Air Force Association raised pounds 547 to be shared between the Alexandra Rose Day organisation and the Royal Air Force Association.
53 for the Alexandra Rose Day organisation, of which 70 per cent will go to the local branch RAFA Wings appeal and branch funds.
A REMINDER of the street collection to be held in the city centre next Saturday by members of the Coventry branch, Royal Air Force Association on behalf of the Alexandra Rose Day Society.
Details will be given of the annual street collection in the city centre on June 17, by the RAFA members for the Alexandra Rose Day Society with proceeds being donated to the RAFA branch welfare fund.
THE Coventry branch of the RAF Association held a collection in the city centre on June 18 for the Alexandra Rose Day fund and raised pounds 594.
THE Alexandra Rose Day collection by members of the Coventry branch of the Royal Air Force Association will be held in the city centre on June 18.
THE RAFA Alexandra Rose Day street collection in central Coventry raised pounds 510, of which pounds 153 has been donated to the Alexandra Rose Day Society and pounds 352 to the Coventry branch RAFA Welfare Fund.