Steph steps out to support school

A parent has stepped out to help raise funds for a school close to her heart.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 8:47 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 9:48 am
Steph Flynn during her Walk A Week challenge at Cambois First School. Picture by Jane Coltman

Steph Flynn took part in a Walk A Week challenge last week, walking around the playing field at Cambois First School, near Blyth, for six hours a day between Monday to Friday.

Dressed in a different outfit each day, including a cow and the Queen of Hearts, she walked laps of the field – totalling nearly 15 miles and 90 laps a day.

She was cheered on each day by pupils, some of whom joined her on walks during their lessons.

Steph said: “It’s all for the kids.

“I’ve been doing school runs to Cambois for 19 years now, all eight of my little tribe have attended the school, three of which received extra support due to having special needs.

“So this is just my way of saying thanks for everything they’ve done for us as a family.

“The staff are amazing and have always taken that extra step to help me when needed.”

Steph has so far raised more than £2,000 for the school, thanks in part to a donation of £1,250 from East Bedlington Parish Council who were delighted to help with their sixth donation to the school.

Headteacher Marianne Allan was delighted with Steph’s contribution and said it was great to tie into the ‘challenge week’ involving the children who took part in their own challenges to develop their mindsets.

Fellow parent Zena Marie Cowell said: “We are very proud of her.”