Sponsored playground walk to keep Lollipop lady

A school near Northampton is raising money to keep their school crossing patrol, or lollipop lady as they used to be called. Children took to their playground for a sponsored walk to raise the £2,700 needed to fund the service for another year.


Children and parents raise money to pay for lollipop lady

Blisworth Community Primary School
Children at Blisworth Community Primary School take part in a sponsored relay walk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Children and parents at Blisworth in Northamptonshire are raising money to pay for the village lollipop lady themselves.

This morning they held a sponsored relay-walk around the playground of Blisworth Community Primary School. The school needs to raise £2700 in order to fund the crossing-patrol on the busy A43 for a year.

In 2010 Northamptonshire County Council announced that it would have to stop funding the patrols as part of plans to save £73 million a year from council budgets.