Wonderful way pupils will pay tribute to teacher who died after spending 2 years in coma

Published on 16th June 2019

By Leicestershire Live | Posted 6 June 2019

Children at a Leicestershire school will pay special tribute to a much-loved teacher who has died after spending two years in a coma.

Lynda Spargo, of Melton, who was a teacher at Sherard Primary School, in the town, suffered a sudden brain aneurysm while at school in July 2017.

Since then, the popular teacher – known to all at the school as “Sparkle” - has been in a coma.

She passed away at the LOROS hospice last month, aged just 50.

Now staff and children at the school have organised a fundraising ‘Sparkle Walk’ on June 20 in aid of the hospice and in memory of Lynda.

The school’s deputy head, Helena Blumfield, said: “Lynda was such an inspirational person who did so many wonderful things at Sherard.

“Her passion was sport and PE so we have decided to hold a sponsored mile walk, called the Sparkle Walk, where all of the pupils will walk a mile around the school field dressed in as much sparkle as they can.

“We want to raise as much as we can for LOROS in memory of our friend Lynda.”

Lynda leaves husband, Nick and three children, Kayti, Charlotte and Daniel.

Nick, 48, a Leicestershire firefighter, said: “We have had time to prepare for losing Lynda but it still hit us hard when it happened.

“The children are coping with it but it is very difficult for them.

“Friends and family have been very supportive.”

Lynda’s aneurysm happened shortly after the family had faced another traumatic experience when Kayti, then 16, had a cancerous tumour diagnosed behind her nose.

She underwent revolutionary life-saving proton beam therapy in the United States and Lynda stayed with her to help her cope.

Lynda was also diagnosed with breast cancer after being taken to hospital for treatment for the aneurysm.

She spent 18 months in a care home before spending her finals days at the LOROS hospice.

A funeral service was held at a crematorium in Nottingham on May 22 with a huge number of mourners attending.

A collection for LOROS made more than £1,000.

Nick added: “The people at LOROS are so respectful and so caring and we were grateful as a family for their support.”

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