A Chelmsford hospital is staging its own version of The Great British Bake Off to raise funds for nurses who need special support.
To mark International Nursing Day 2018, The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital is hosting a contest to find out which member of its team can produce the tastiest homemade cake.
Cash taken from the sale along with proceeds from a raffle on the day will be donated to Cavell Nurses’ Trust, a charity set-up in memory of Edith Cavell who bravely helped Allied soldiers escape the horrors of World War One, before being executed.
Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides support for UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants when they are suffering personal or financial hardship.
Paying homage to the hit TV show, the Great Chelmsford Bake Off will see surgeons, consultants, nurses and support staff at the New London Road hospital try to out-bake each other for charity.
A panel of judges will preside over the entries which are also being accepted from staff at a neighbouring HSBC office.
The event, which runs from 10am to 5pm on Friday May 11, cakes will be on sale to visitors and the hospital is open to the general public throughout.
Jill Norman, Hospital Manager at The Chelmsford and a former NHS nurse, said: “Nurses play a vital, and sometimes unsung, role in keeping our country’s population safe and well.It is for nurses everywhere that we want to raise some funds to support the amazing work of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.”
Raffle prizes at the event include a £60 voucher for Cote Brasserie, designer sunglasses, a hamper and bottle of Champagne. Entry is free.