Does your local school have a Lollipopper?

The Churchill Lollipopper Fund - Providing a safeguard around our schools.

Thankfully, there are more than 20,000 lollipop men and women who help keep our kids safe across Great Britain.  However, the number of these amazing ‘Lollipoppers’ on our roads is dwindling. 

Road safety is paramount for our children.

Churchill Insurance's research, recently published here, show that according to parents there are 32% less Lollipoppers since they were no longer deemed a legal requirement in 2002.  Did you also know that 61% of that number of parents revealed that they had no alternative crossing made available to them either?

When I was a little girl, I remember our lollipop man knowing every single one of our names, no matter what the class or year. Saying that, we were lucky enough to have 2 very near to our primary school, a rare thing these days. I've since discovered that my old primary school is one of those to have their lollipopper disappear, although they do have a crossing alternative.

Meet Sue, Carson's lollipop lady...

Sue is loved by every child in Carson's school. Rightly so, she's brilliant!

Sue has been a 'Lollipopper' for coming up to 15 years now and let me tell you she's a natural. Just like when I was young, she knows all the children's names,  and is never without her huge smile and friendly "Good Morning's".  I hope and pray that Sue will still be gracing our roads and school gates when Finley is old enough to go to school too. We love her!

I hope Finley can also benefit from a local 'Lollipopper' in years to come.

Every school needs a Sue. Does your child's school have one? 

"With the highest rates of child pedestrian casualties in the UK occurring during the school run, the provision of a safe road crossing at schools plays a key part in our work. With a decreasing number of lollipop men and women on the roads, the safety and lives of children are being put at risk as other school crossing alternatives don't offer the same level of vigilance and care." Michael Bristow, from road safety charity, Brake.

Churchill want to help redress the balance and make this safeguard around our nation’s schools stronger than ever by giving funding to 50 schools to have their own Lollipopper.  


With 95% of parents (myself included) and 88% of children aged between 5 and 11 years feeling safer knowing there is a Lollipopper present on their route to school, you'd be nuts not to nominate your local school for funding.  

Simply head on over to the fund nomination page HERE and make your vote count. With 50 schools set to benefit, you've got a good chance of making it happen.


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18 comments:

  1. We have a lovely Lollipop lady and she's been on the same part of the road as long as I have been taking my girls to school, probably longer...She is so lovely and at Christmas even hands out Christmas cards.

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  2. I don't have kids so I can only remember lollipop ladies from back in the day, I had no idea that there is a decreasing number of them, they are really important glad to see such a big company like Churchill trying to help increase the number of them.

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  3. What a cool idea - we have a load of lollipop people around here with all the schools, they all seem lovely as well. x

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  4. I can't believe there are so few lollipop people out there now, I remember always seeing one on my way to school in the mornings x

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  5. My daughter attends a small school so there is no lollipop lady but I think they are very important in urban areas. X

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  6. Sue is awesome! I don't think my kids schools had lollipoppers. I'd like to see more of them hired!

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  7. Back home in Cambridge we had a few lollipop men and women but now I don't think we have many left

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  8. Our school doesn't have a lollipopper, no. We live in the middle of nowhere with very little traffic so there's no need. I walk my kids to school every morning - I'm their lollypop lady. :) I can see how they would be very helpful on the mainland though, a very valuable role in society.

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  9. Lollipop women and men are very important especially in the busy areas.

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  10. No, our school is in a small village just off the main road so there wouldn't be anywhere for one! They are very important though :) H x

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  11. It's a shame how few lollipop people you see nowadays.

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  12. Great post. We don't have a lollipopper near our school and there are quite a few schools that we pass that don't seem to have them.

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  13. It surprises me that some really busy towns/cities have so few lollipoppers yet the small village I live it has 3 liollipoppers.

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  14. I love lollipop ladies/men. I think it's such an important job role to have.

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  15. I didn't know that it used to be a legal requirement to have lollipop ladies! You're right, I haven't seen one in years and I think they're important for the kids.

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  16. I'm not sure about our schools as such but theres plenty of lollipop men and women around our area so its great to know that the kids where I live are being helped and protected xxx

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  17. I remember having one when I was at primary school but we don't have one at any of the local schools now x

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  18. I havent seen one at a local school in years! x

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