Lollipop man survivor returns to work
Jun, 14 2021
Longevity in a job takes dedication, hard work and commitment. You may think a simple task of escorting children across the road is easy but it takes an individual who really cares about our younger ones and has their genuine interest at heart.
Peter Griffiths in an 82 year old Burnley man who has served as a lollipop man for the past 22 years.
Last December however he was admitted to hospital in response to catching Covid -19.
Peter is convinced he caught it after he helped an elderly neighbour who had fallen in their home. He spoke of his ordeal,
“My neighbour tested positive and soon after I also did. I had thoughts of throwing in the towel a couple of times while in hospital but I found the determination to fight the virus”.
In 2019 he was awarded the Lancashire County Council’s Unsung Hero award. Peter has since expressed his joy of returning to work,
“It is so nice to see the children, parents and teachers, long may it continue. My goal was always to get out of intensive care, and get home to get myself better”.
And Peter shows no sign of slowing down as he leaves us with these promising words,
“There is life in the old dog yet”.
^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger