A VERY active fundraiser in the community has given her help to Stepping Stones Nursery.

Staff were pleased to receive a check of £600 after Jayne Shelbourne from Trowbridge did a sponsored swim and gym bike ride.

The nursery is very close to her heart as her nephew, aged four, attended the nursery for two years and has autism so struggles with communicating.

Miss Shelbourne said: " It was hard going but I’m really pleased I was able to do it.

“If it wasn’t for Stepping Stones he wouldn’t be talking as much as he is now. I just wanted to help because they do so much for kids."

Miss Shelbourne, who suffers with cerebral palsy, completed the swim at Trowbridge sports centre and bike ride at Castle place leisure centre back in the summer.

Miss Shelbourne has helped lots of charities over the years and is keen to fundraise more.

Fundraising coordinator Sarah Cottle said: “Everybody here is extremely proud of Jayne and she is inspirational. We really appreciate her support over the years. We’re a charity so we need to raise a certain amount to support the children. The money will go towards specialist equipment and anything we need to cover.

Female of the Species are having a concert for their annual fundraising charity gig in aid of Stepping Stones Nursery on Saturday, November 30.

It will be taking place in Melksham Town Hall. Tickets are £10 each from the Assembly Hall or from Stepping Stones on 01225 350004 or email: admin@steppingstonestrowbridge.co.uk