04 July 2018 - NWAS are Having Their Cake and 'Treating' It! Here at NWAS we firmly believe that any good birthday celebration must include cake, so to celebrate 70 years of our unique and extraordinary National Health Service on 5 July, we want to give our staff a treat for all their hard work and dedication with some birthday cake. The trust has teamed up with Icky Sticky Cake Company - a family run business from Greater Manchester, who source many of their ingredients locally - to provide 5,000 cupcakes for our staff, who work throughout the entire North West - from Carlisle to Crewe. The cupcake has been design by one of our staff members, following a competition to all staff, and will feature NHS and NWAS colours and the NHS70 logo on a sponge and butter cream cupcake. We will then be delivering them to staff at 70 locations in one day, across the North West. As well as to ambulance stations and 999 call centres, the cakes will be delivered to workshops, corporate departments, patient transport service bases and 111 call centres. Interim Chief Executive, Michael Forrest comments: “NWAS is extremely proud to be a part of the NHS which truly is the envy of the world. Unlike hospitals, ambulance service staff are not based in one location but are spread across a wide area so we have to bring the celebrations to them and I’m sure they’ll all enjoy the cakes.” The cakes will be delivered on the 5 July throughout the north west by the trust’s logistics team, while on their usual deliveries, with help from staff from the Communications department who will be posting pictures of the sweet treats and staff during the day – follow @NWAmbulance #HaveYourCakeAndTreatIt and wish the NHS a happy birthday! This special treat to mark a very special birthday, has been funded by NWAS Charitable Funds, which is made up of kind donations from patients and their family and friends, to spend on NWAS staff. The NHS is special to each and every one of us and provides invaluable services every day to everyone regardless of wealth and status, it is something to be celebrated and here at NWAS we are proud to be a part of a one of a kind service and provide medical help to those who need us. Our diet starts on 6 July!