Children wear blue for Histiocytosis Awareness Day

Rocking Horse Nursery, Stamford, holding a 'wear blue' day for Histiocytosis Awareness Month. Nursery nurses pictured with children, from left, Lauren Munton, Sharon Eastman, Polly Spence, Hayley Veasey and Nikki Brannan.'Photo: MSMP180913-018ow
Rocking Horse Nursery, Stamford, holding a 'wear blue' day for Histiocytosis Awareness Month. Nursery nurses pictured with children, from left, Lauren Munton, Sharon Eastman, Polly Spence, Hayley Veasey and Nikki Brannan.'Photo: MSMP180913-018ow
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Nursery children have been helping a charity to reach its goal of turning the world blue.

Children at the Rocking Horse Nursery in Stamford took part in three “wear blue” days this week to raise money for The Histiocytosis Research Trust.

They were invited to wear blue and donate £1 to the charity for Histiocytosis Awareness Day, which takes place today.

They hosted the event in memory of two-year-old Oliver Scholes who used to attend the nursery. He died of a rare blood disorder last year.

His family have since raised more than £18,000 for the charity.

Oliver’s mum Andrea said: “It was lovely to see the children getting involved. Oliver would have loved the ‘wear blue’ day because it would be a great excuse to wear all his favourite Thomas the Tank Engine clothes.”

Oliver’s family will be hosting a stall at Stamford Market today to raise funds.