Catering students from Wigan & Leigh College baked some magnificent cakes for NHS staff across the borough to celebrate ’70 Years of Nursing’.

The Royal College of Nursing will officially recognise Nurses’ Day on 12th May and NHS staff have been running a series of celebrations to mark the event which coincides with famous British nurse Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Students were given a project brief from Cheri Herring, Personal Assistant to the Assistant Director of Nursing to create some bespoke cakes for the nursing staff

Level 3 Patisserie students created six large cakes including Red Velvet and Pineapple Upside Down cake which were presented to Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation staff at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

Director of Nursing, Pauline Law, was on hand to dish out the delicious treats to eager nursing staff in an afternoon tea party; providing a well-deserved break for some of the nurses.

Level 2 Bakery students also produced 600 individually wrapped cakes that were distributed to nursing staff at the Thomas Linacre Centre on Parsons Walk and Wrightington Hospital.

The College has developed a strong partnership with WWL NHS Foundation Trust through the development and delivery of a Pre Degree Nursing programme and a range of clinical care apprenticeships.

Pauline Law said: “I'm absolutely delighted with the cakes, they're beautiful and I'm pleased with the relationship we have with the college."

The blossoming partnership comes after Assistant Director of Nursing, Amanda Cheesman visited the College to unveil the new state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre.

Amanda Cheesman added: "The students have done a wonderful job with the cakes and it's come from a great partnership we have with the College and their Pre Degree Nursing students."

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