CHILDREN and staff at a nursery in Maesbury have set up an online fundraiser page as a mark of respect following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Unicorn Nursery Maesbury has set up the GoFundMe page as a mark of respect for, and in memory of, Prince Philip.

They hope to give the money raised back to the community by using it to fund a new defibrillator to be placed in Maesbury.

Nursery manager, Caroline Rolls, said it was a nice idea thought up so the children could honour Prince Philip by giving back to their community.

She said: “A few years ago when we did first aid training, it was brought up that because of the community we are in which is a bit out of the way, we could do with another defibrillator in the area.

“There is one at the Navigation Inn pub, which is a bit further up from the nursery, but we thought it would be beneficial to have one closer to the nursery.

“There are houses near the nursery and there are children and parents here too, so you never know when it could be needed.

“It was a nice idea and we thought it was a nice opportunity for the children to honour Prince Philip by giving something back to the community.”