CUPCAKES of all descriptions were on offer at Bathurst Base Hospital on Thursday as part of a fundraising effort for Cakes for Capes, a program aimed at making hospital treatments for children less traumatic.
It certainly helps with their angst, it makes them feel brave and they walk out of the hospital like a superhero.Kylie Rogan, Nursing Unit Manager
Child Family Health nursing unit manager Kylie Rogan said it was the second year the hospital had held the fundraiser.
"Cakes for Capes is a not-for-profit organisation, where people in the community make cakes which are then donated to sell," she said.
The money raised helps provide capes for children who are undergoing treatment, which makes them feel like they are a superhero who can bravely face up to their treatment.
Ms Rogan said the capes, which they give to four-year-olds when they were immunised, definitely helped the children.
"It certainly helps with their angst, it makes them feel brave and they walk out of the hospital like a superhero.
"The whole experience is a positive one, and it makes a huge difference for everyone, but especially for the children" she said.