A Scarborough nursery has been busy supporting local charity Ellie’s Fund Brain Tumour Trust. Peasholm Nursery in Tennyson Avenue has been collecting empty baby wipe packets for the charity since September, which are sent off for recycling to raise cash. Twenty pre-school children aged from three to five also went home with empty Smartie tubes, which they brought back filled with pennies. Nursery manager Mary Abrahams said: “Every child brought it back and they all got a certificate. Everyone has been really supportive. We’ve always had the charity in mind as one we wanted to support, but since the new term began we’ve been really proactive.” Ellie’s Fund was set up by Heather Othick in memory of her daughter Ellie Othick-Bowmaker, who died on Valentine’s Day 2010 after battling two brain tumours.
Heather is pictured, right, with Mary Abrahams, left, and Molly Lassey, centre.
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