Marking International Nurses Day with sweet success

Friday, May 13, 2016

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG took part in a charity cake sale as part of International Nurses Day 2016 this week. 

To mark the occasion, CCG staff showed their baking skills and brought in cakes in a bid to raise money for Royal College of Nurses (RCN) Foundation, to support the needs of nurses, midwives and health care assistants as well as nursing students.

Fiona Taylor, chief officer at the two CCGs in Sefton, said: “As I started out as a registered nurse, I appreciate the hard work that they do on a daily basis. Although we do thank them throughout the year, it is great to have International Nurses Day to celebrate their work. The cake sale went down a treat and all for a very worthy cause. I didn’t realise how many bakers we had here at the CCG!”

As a registered charity the RCN Foundation helps individuals to develop their practice so that they can provide the very best possible advice, support and care to patients.  It achieves this through awarding project grants and bursaries.

Additionally, its hardship funding provides assistance to members of the nursing team in times of need, providing that extra support they may need to get their lives back on track.

Organised annually by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th May each year, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. 

The day is an opportunity to recognise and reflect upon the contribution that caring nurses and allied health professionals make to people’s lives all around the world. 

For more information on International Nurses Day 2016, please visit: www.nursesday.rcn.org.uk

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