Sophie’s painting power helps boost nurse appeal

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BUDDING Picasso Emily Taylor-Smith’s artistic talents have helped boost the Courier’s Marie Curie nurses appeal.

The Wainstalls School pupil scooped the top prize in a Calerdale-wide competition where schoolchildren decorated plant pots for Marie Curie daffodils.

The youngsters planted bulbs in their own mini pots and cared for them over winter while learning the work of Marie Curie nurses.

When the daffodils bloomed in March, the children took part in a national Paint Your Mini Pot Day where they painted a pot wrapper - and Emily’s was judged the best in the region.

Children then took their pots home in return for sponsorship or a charity donation.

The Courier appeal for Marie Curie nurses currently stands at £73,462. Our target is £80,000 to pay for the care of terminally ill people in Calderdale.