MIDWIVES from Trowbridge Birthing Centre toasted the International Day of the Midwife with mums-to-be by throwing a Great British tea party on Friday.

Although the day was one of celebration, midwives and maternity care assistants were all eager to win the bake off challenge that nine of them took part in.

Despite it being a difficult task, retired midwife Sylvia Howard, who worked in Trowbridge from 1987-2015, chose Emma Glendinning as the winner for baby steps cake.

“It went really well. We all had a great time and I was very happy to win as the standard was high,” said Emma.

“It took me four hours to cook my baby steps sponge cake. We are so lucky to be able to offer this anti-natal education course which provides support for mums and dads to be.”

Organiser, Katherine Jackson, said: “ It’s a fantastic service for locals but unfortunately if we don’t use it we might lose it.”