A GROUP of sixth-formers have banded together to honour their former primary school teaching assistant and to raise money for charity in her memory.

Vivienne Greener, who worked at Ysgol Mair in Rhyl and died suddenly in March aged 64, had supported Macmillan Cancer Support for 38 years, following the death of her mother in 1980.

Gemma Greenow, Madison Johnson, Marion Pattugalan, Niamh Kemp and Frances Agbayani, all now pupils at Rhyl Sixth, decided to donate the £425 proceeds of a community project to the charity.

The project was as part of the students’ Welsh Baccalaureate course, with funds raised with a coffee morning, pizza evening and by selling cakes at Coleg Llandrillo Menai in Rhyl.

Philip Greener, Vivienne’s husband, said: “It came as a complete shock to me. When the girls heard about Viv, they decided to to donate to Macmillan on her behalf. The youngsters didn’t have to do this, so it shows how much Viv must have meant to them.

“She dedicated her life to the children. She would have been absolutely chuffed to to bits by this.

“Their parents should be very proud of them.”

Mrs Greener – originally from Hexham, Northumberland – worked for Ysgol Mair for 30 years.

She was featured in the Journal in 2016 for her role in helping the school achieve ‘silver status’ after delivering a project called Catch Up, to help pupils struggling with literacy and numeracy skills.

Following her death, Mr Greener received a box full of hand-made cards from current pupils of Ysgol Mair and more than £600 was donated to the Macmillan Cancer Support at Mrs Greener’s funeral.