Friends come together for the love of Jo

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery.  Hayley Conlin and Michael Conlin from Sno Fro.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery. Hayley Conlin and Michael Conlin from Sno Fro.

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Nursery staff came together to support a young mum diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Wellwishers from a collective of five nurseries across Blackpool set out to raise cash for a legacy fund for the children of the 37-year-old mum-of-two.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery.  Lily-Mae Bowers.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery. Lily-Mae Bowers.

The former manager of Little Angels Nursery, in Fredora Avenue, Marton, was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer.

Five nurseries in the Childs Play Nursery chain - Moorevilla, Highfield, Meadows, Hawes Side and Little Angels - joined forces in the ‘For The Love of Jo’ event to raise £2,500 which will go into a trust fund for her children.

It was held at Moorevilla on Midgeland Road, Marton on Saturday.

Organiser Natalie Palfrey said: “We are over the moon with how much money has been raised.

We are over the moon with how much money has been raised

Natalie Palfrey

“We just cannot believe it.

“It was such a lovely day and we couldn’t have hoped for a better result.”

The day consisted of an abundance of activities, including a bouncy castle, donkey rides, face painting and a tombola, as well as accompaniment from a DJ.

The raffle is said to have been the biggest money spinner, generating three­quarters of the total, with businesses thanked for prize donations.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery.  Scarlett Richardson on one of the rides.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery. Scarlett Richardson on one of the rides.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery.  Oliver Ewing gets his face painted by Zoe Maher.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery. Oliver Ewing gets his face painted by Zoe Maher.

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery

Fundraising fun day at Moorevilla Nursery