HUGE community spirit and generosity honoured the memory of a much-loved Camelsdale School teacher.

Fond memories of Clare Vedde have inspired an annual community walk to help keep her spirit alive.

It comes after the school launched ‘Walk for Alfie,’ an educational trust in memory of his mum who was diagnosed with breast cancer months after his birth and who died in July 2016 when her son was just 15 months old.

The school’s walk across Marley and Lynchmere Commons raised an amazing £3,200 for Alfie’s Trust.

Camelsdale headteacher Sarah Palmer, said: “We had a wonderful afternoon for our second Walk for Alfie, the sun continued to shine for us on this very special day with over 250 family, friends and local people coming together to enjoy the walk.”

“Clare was a wonderful person and a truly exceptional teacher who had so much enthusiasm for life and it shone through in her teaching. We all feel her loss and miss her,” said Sarah. “Walk for Alfie, is a way of keeping Clare’s spirit alive, while setting her son up for the future. 

“I’m sure this is something Clare would have loved. The day was a real family occasion bringing members of the school and wider community together, enjoying the beautiful environment we live in, while helping establish Alfie’s trust.” 

She thanked Keats estate agency and Progress International for helping the school to establish the walk.