Garboldisham school staff raise £1,800 on walk for former colleague’s daughter

The fundraising team of staff members from Garboldisham Primary School - from left to right: Becky Bunting, Debi Holdstock, Kim Lambert and Jo Green.

The fundraising team of staff members from Garboldisham Primary School - from left to right: Becky Bunting, Debi Holdstock, Kim Lambert and Jo Green.

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Four staff members at a south Norfolk primary school said they would gladly repeat their efforts after their sponsored walk raised over £1,800 for a former colleague who quit her job to care for her daughter.

Garboldisham Primary School’s Jo Green, Debi Holdstock, Kim Lambert and Becky Bunting walked 17 miles last month from the school to the Wymondham home of Jemma Ng-Ho, formerly a reception teacher for three-and-a-half years before she left to give her attention to her baby Eva.

Eva was born last April with CHARGE Syndrome, a very rare genetic disorder which has left her with impaired senses and, as a result, she requires special tubes for both breathing and feeding.

Ms Green, the school’s office manager, told the Diss Express: “We were all very close. We are calling ourselves Team Eva and we are doing everything we can to support her.

“She is a gorgeous little girl and such a happy thing, and she is so lucky to have Jemma looking after her.”

The walk, which took the four women via Kenninghall, Quidenham, Eccles and Attleborough, took six hours, and the money raised will go towards special seating and sensory equipment to assist Eva in sitting up on her own.

Ms Green added: “It was one of the hottest days of the year so far, but we would do it all again.”