PEOPLE from all over Cheshire went along to Cheshire Oaks last week to celebrate International Nurses Day.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust marked the day by hosting a "Bring your future nurse to work day" where budding young nurses could meet some of those who work in the profession and learn how rewarding a career in healthcare can be.

Held at CWP’s Sycamore House, the day was packed with activities including introductory sessions in first aid, wound care and mindfulness.

Children also had the opportunity to take part in teddy bear triage and were also encouraged to learn how to bandage their favourite cuddly toy.

The event welcomed 10-year-old Maddison Ormond-Donnelly with her mum, Amy, who is a mental health nurse.

Maddison had previously told Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, that she also wanted to be a mental health nurse during a royal visit to Birkenhead, Wirral - pictured below.

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Avril Devaney, CWP director of nursing and therapies said: “I would like to thank everyone who came down on Sunday and made the day such a fantastic event.

“I got to meet so many aspiring nurses and it is great to see people of all ages thinking about a career in healthcare.

"I began my nursing career in 1983 and I have never looked back, it is an amazing career and a privileged position of making a difference to others every single day.”

Cathy Walsh, CWP associate director of patient and carer experience, said: “I am very proud to say that I have two daughters who are mental health nurses working at CWP.

"Both of them will tell you that they never envisaged a career in nursing, that is until one day they came to work with me.

“They met some fantastic and enthusiastic mental health nurses who shared their experiences which led to their desire to become nurses, I hope everyone who attended, went away feeling that a career in nursing is a possibility for them.”

Anyone who would like to know more about becoming a nurse for the CWP can do so by clicking here.