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Hazel marks 50 years as a 'lollipop lady'

A North Cardiff 'lollipop lady' is marking 50 years of service this week.

Known for her motto, "Safe journey home", Hazel Davies has dedicated her life to ensuring the safety of children and their families on their way to and from school.

For the past 27 years, she has been based at Pentyrch Primary School.

During her time as a Cardiff Council school crossing patrol, Hazel has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her services, and her commitment and inspirational spirit have made her a beloved figure in the community.

She has educated generations on road safety and has even inspired her daughter and husband, John to take up the role.

Sarah Coombes, executive headteacher of Pentyrch Primary School, said: "Hazel is an integral part of the Pentyrch School Community and we would all like to congratulate her on this remarkable achievement as she celebrates 50 years as a 'lollipop lady'.

"Hazel has given her life in service to the families of Cardiff schools, spending the last 27 years at Pentyrch Primary School. She makes a point of getting to know all of our families and goes out of her way to chat to everyone.

"Her spirit never wavers and come rain or shine she is out on the crossing day in day out keeping the children safe. The school community is hugely grateful to her for her dedication and commitment as she celebrates her special day."

A Cardiff Council spokesperson said: "We are grateful for the support she has given to promote safeguarding and road safety among children and young people. Congratulations to Hazel on this amazing achievement."

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