School raises �1000 in memory of teaching assistant

A CHILDREN’S sponsored walk in memory of a teaching assistant who died of cancer earlier this year has raised almost �1000 for charity.

Pupils at Finchingfield’s Church of England primary school presented the large cheque to staff at Farleigh Hospice last week after they took on a two-mile or four-mile challenge.

The walk was in memory of much-loved teaching assistant Jean Bradley who died in March, at the age of 57, after being with the school for 14 years.

Headteacher Paula Hagan said: “This is a fantastic result for a small school. Mrs Bradley was loved and respected in equal measure by staff, pupils and parents alike.

“We felt that helping an organisation which provides such a great amount of support for people with cancer and their families, was the most appropriate way of remembering her.”


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The walk was carried out by pupils and staff at Great Notley Country Park near Braintree in July.

Children aged between five and seven walked a distance of two miles, and those aged between eight and 11 walked four miles.

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A cheque of �866.20 was accepted by Farleigh Hospice community fundraising manager Christine Hogben who thanked the children for their effort.

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