Derry lollipop man inspires his own Halloween 'mini me'

Cancer charity thanks lollipop man John and Rosemount Primary School for its recent fundraising efforts

Rosemount P.S. lollipop man inspires his own Derry Halloween 'mini me'

A young school pupil at Rosemount Primary School surprised the lollipop man this morning when he dressed up as him for Halloween.

Talkative lollipop man, John McGinley, has appeared in the Derry News in recent weeks to highlight his sponsored silence which raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

It seems John's growing celebrity status hasn't gone unnoticed by the school's pupils.

Along with a coffee morning the school managed to raise over £1,700 for the cancer charity.

The charity has since thanked the school for its efforts: "Macmillan Cancer Support is absolutely delighted to receive the support of Rosemount Primary School. Its lovely to see all the children, staff and parents come together and fundraise for us.

"We receive NO government funding and rely solely on the generosity and support of local schools, businesses and individuals to fund our vital services – like our wonderful Macmillan Nurses, our amazing Welfare Benefits Team and our fantastic Information and Support workers and volunteers at Altnagelvin Hospital."

If you would like to get involved and fundraise for Macmillan, contact 0300 1000 200 or register your event today at and one of our NI Fundraising Team will be in touch.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email or at any time.

Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.