Little tots make mini pots for cancer care

Little tots make mini pots for cancer care

8th November 2013


LITTLE tots got busy making mini pots to show their support for a school nursery assistant who lost her husband to cancer.

Nursery pupils at Bede Academy, Blyth, got their hands dirty planting daffodil bulbs for the Marie Curie Mini Pots of Care cancer fundraising activity in memory of their nursery assistant Rhonda Hedley’s husband Guy, who died from the disease in 2010.

Rhonda, 45, said: “Guy spent his last month in a Marie Curie hospice after contracting stomach and bowl cancer and received such phenomenal care and attention from all the nursing staff.

“I approached the academy to ask if we could take part in the Mini Pots of Care fundraiser three years ago and ever since then it has been an annual event.

“It means such a lot to me that staff, children and parents are so willing to help such a fantastic charity that provides such valuable care to so many families that are touched by this terrible disease.”

More than 63 nursery children at Bede, along with their parents, took part in the planting activity with nursery teacher Joanne Baird.

“Marie Curie provided us with all of the daffodil bulbs and the children have had a great time today putting them in their pots,” she said.

“We have been learning about growing in school so the children were very excited to be able to grow their very own flowers.

“They will care for them in school over the winter, and when the pots flower in the spring we plan on holding a big fundraising day for parents with a coffee morning, bake sale and raffle to help raise funds for Marie Curie.”

Parent Susan Jobling 39, of Blyth, who helped son Oliver, four, plant his daffodil bulb added: “It’s been a great morning being able to come into nursery to help Oliver plant his mini pot especially for such a good cause.”

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