artist Tara McKelvie has won a Marie Curie painting
Tara, (4), who attends Queensferry Primary School Nursery has won first prize in a painting competition organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care as part of the charity’s Mini Pots of Care fundraising activity.
The competition saw children across Edinburgh and the Lothians put forward painted daffodil pot wrappers to compete for first prize.
Mini Pots of Care is a creative and educational fundraising project for schools and groups which teaches children about science, nature and the work of Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with a terminal illness in their own homes.
Children plant daffodil bulbs during the autumn term, and then paint the wrappers on their daffodil pots when the flowers bloom in spring. They then take their daffodils home to someone they care about, in return for a donation to the charity. Money raised goes towards supporting Marie Curie Nurses in Queensferry and throughout the Lothians both at home and at the Hospice.
Gill Bruce, a teacher at Queensferry Primary Nursery said: “We are so delighted that one of our nursery pupils has won Marie Curie Cancer Care’s competition. Everyone had a great time painting their mini pots and learning about the work of Marie Curie Nurses. It’s great to know the funds raised by the children are helping to provide more free care to terminally ill people at the end of their lives.”
The fundraising activity kicks off again this autumn and Marie Curie Cancer Care is inviting schools and groups across the country to sign up now for their free planting kit.
To register to take part call 08700 340 040 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/minipotsofcare by October 4.