Caring tots making pots

Susan Jobling with son Oliver,nursery assistant Rhonda Hedley, Tom Lessells and his mum Kelly.
Susan Jobling with son Oliver,nursery assistant Rhonda Hedley, Tom Lessells and his mum Kelly.

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

More than 60 nursery pupils from Bede Academy in 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 bowel 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.”