A teenager from Small Heath baked 165 cakes for NHS staff and raised £600 to buy food for medical workers.

Aatif Ahmad said he was saddened by the death of nurse and mother-of-three Areema Nasreen, who worked at Walsall Manor Hospital, from coronavirus and wanted to do something to lift the spirits of frontline staff.

With the help of his sisters, he got baking and with the help of a paramedic, distributed the delicious goods to Heartlands Hospital and the West Midlands Ambulance Service hub in Erdington on Wednesday, April 8

Aatif, who bought the ingredients himself, said: “They are key workers. They are risking their lives for the public’s health and safety.

“I wanted to do something because there was the nurse in Walsall who died.

“That motivated me to do something to help the staff.”

Aatif baked batches of cake slices, cup cakes and cakesicles while his sisters Alesha Bano, 14 and ten-year-old Sano Bano, make concrete cake.

He packaged the goodies up and arranged for student paramedic Bushra Hussain to pick them up from his Small Heath home.

Aatif, who is studying law at Waverley College, launched a JustGiving appeal to raise £600 to buy food for the NHS as the crisis continues https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/aatifscakery


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