A TRIO of nursing and midwifery students need help to celebrate their achievements.

They are among more than 300 students studying access to higher education courses at West Cheshire College in Ellesmere Port.

But they were left disappointed on Friday after being told they were not having a presentation evening – so they decided to organise their own.

Wendy Jackson, Vikki McCann and Roma Swaine, all from Ellesmere Port, have been working hard to complete their diploma over the last nine months.

Wendy said: “The college told us that they couldn’t afford a presentation evening, which was really disappointing.

“So we decided to organise one and we have been able to hire a room and a DJ already.

“We are selling tickets for £3 to try and cover the cost but we still need help to make it special.”

The Groves Sports and Social Club in Whitby will be hosting the June 17 event and the ladies have even managed to persuade a local band, No Signal, to perform.

They also plan to look their best with gowns from Fairy Tales bridal shop in Little Sutton.

“Everyone has been really helpful,” said Wendy.

“But we still need to organise some food and maybe balloons, flowers or goody bags.”

Manager for Care, Helen Owen, said: "West Cheshire College have not held an Access course presentation for the last couple of years as we felt it important that Access students celebrated their success with the rest of the college community, rather than at a separate ceremony.

“As always every student’s achievement is important to us and we will be honouring these achievements at the HE and Professional Awards this September with the annual College Awards scheduled to take place in December.”

If you can help out contact the Pioneer on 01244 606424.