An Easter egg hunt in being held in North Nibley to raise money for children living with diabetes.

Rob and Janine Marlow's daughter Molly was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged just 9 months by the paediatric diabetes team at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Molly, now aged 3, is fitted with a pump which regulates her body’s insulin levels which needs to be checked and updated every three hours - day and night.

“It’s been a very steep learning curve for all of us. As parents it can be difficult because we are up all night checking the pump but Molly is just as independent as she was before the diagnosis,” said Janine.

As a thank you for the support they have received, the family are holding Molly’s Great Easter Egg Hunt and Cream Teas on Easter Monday to raise money for Cheltenham and Gloucester hospitals diabetes appeal.

The egg-citing event will raise funds to help young people with diabetes in a number of ways from activity sessions, to interactive learning resources and counselling.

The Marlow family have previously raised more than £2,000 for the appeal.

Molly’s Great Easter Egg Hunt and Cream Teas will be taking place on Easter Monday from 2-5pm at Hunts Court, Forthay, North Nibley. Entry is £2 per adult and 50p per child.