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.

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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.