James Shaw's colleagues support his partner and step-children

The Border Mail | Tahlia McPherson
HELPING OUT: Jodi Kelly stands with Simon Rigby and some of James Shaw's workmates, who gave her a gift at a luncheon on Friday.

The 28 staff at Rocla Concrete Poles an Bandiana put in money to help make Christmas a bit easier for the young family.

Mr Shaw worked at the plant for about two-years before he died from an asthma attack on November 3.

Ms Kelly said he was the step-father to her children Letoya, 6, and Declan, 4.

“This gift means the world to me,” she said.

“You don’t really expect something like this, it's lovely.

“They have been as helpful as they can given the situation and opened their hearts to our family.

“I just want to thank them for being so kind, it will make a tough time a little bit easier.”

Employees contributed about $1000 which was used to purchase gift vouchers presented to Ms Kelly on their final day of work on Friday. Continue reading
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