Our local event for International Day of the Midwife 2014 was pretty successful. A grand sum of £195.27 was raised for International Confederation of Midwives (http://www.internationalmidwives.org). There was very little cake or quiche left from a wonderful and massive selection. I really can’t quite believe we managed to move that amount of cake so fast. Visitors bought whole cakes or a selection of slices FOR midwives. How sweet is that? And one generous member of staff fed the whole of Delivery Suite and Observation Area.
We also managed to arrange a display of posters containing information or personal midwife accounts from quite a few different countries and settings. I had one email/ poster arrive just the day before from a midwife describing her trip to teach at a hospital via armed guards in Somaliland.
Thank you all cake bakers, poster makers, table bringers, trolley pushers, Ma Buck, and all those who supported us. We spread the word that worldwide midwifery matters...and we spread a lot of cake.