Weʼve raised £500 to tour a play with music telling the incredible story of Edinburgh doctor and surgeon Elsie Inglis, who saved many lives during World War 1.
- Throughout the United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 2nd December 2018
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Elsie Inglis was a heroic Scottish woman doctor and surgeon who made a huge contribution to World War 1. When she approached the War Office to provide an all women’s hospital to serve at the war front, she was told “My good lady, go home and sit still.” Undeterred by this, she founded the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service, which served at the Western and Eastern Fronts. During the war, fourteen of these Scottish Women’s Hospitals were deployed with 1500 women, chiefly in France, Serbia and Russia. These women tended to the injured and dying, despite the real threat of injury and death in a war zone.
Before the war began, she had established a medical practice and maternity hospital in Edinburgh. She did much to encourage women to become doctors and surgeons, and on the political front was a committed suffragist. After her death in 1917, the Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital in Edinburgh was established in her memory.
Our play, a drama with live music, will feature a cast of twelve actors, musicians and singers who will tell this fascinating story.
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Oct 24, 2018
Go Dave! An excellent project.
Oct 23, 2018
As promised, Dave.
Oct 20, 2018
Best of luck, Dave.
Sep 29, 2018
Dr Elsie Inglis is an inspiration to many young doctors and surgeons but should have more recognition in Scotland.
Jan 14, 2018
All the best
Jan 8, 2018
We were glad to be able to join you for your birthday celebrations. Good luck with the play. Hope it's a great success.Love Morris & Rosie xx
Jan 7, 2018
Good luck Dad! Love Dara and Mark xxx
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Dave Dewar has a passion for promoting, through drama and music, Scots who have left their mark on history, but are unknown to the general public. He is fortunate to work with some great actors and musicians in telling the story of these unsung heroes, such as Elsie Inglis.