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Children's sponsored playground walk to keep Lollipop Lady

Children at Blisworth Community Primary School near Northampton held a relay walk around the playground this morning.

It's part of efforts to raise almost £3000 needed to fund the school crossing patrol officer, or Lollipop Lady for a year.

Click above to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson.

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Children and parents raise money to pay for lollipop lady

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.