Barnado’s Big Toddle is coming to Saltwell Park in June!
Here’s what the park has to say about the event:
Parents across the country are registering now for the Barnardo’s Big Toddle, the UK’s number one fundraising event for under 5s. The Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk which saw close to half a million under 5s register to Toddle in 2009 alone. The vital funds raised by the Big Toddle go towards supporting Barnardo’s Early Years work, including services for children with physical and learning disabilities, autism and behavioural problems.
For the first time ever, the children’s charity is introducing a fancy dress theme to its flagship event – swashbuckling pirates!
Apart from entering the event at Saltwell park here are a few simple ways parents can get their toddlers Toddling:
- Join a local pre-school, playgroup or nursery organised event
- Take part in a Barnardo’s organised Toddle event – these take place across the UK throughout the summer months. Details of which are on the Toddle website (www.bigtoddle.co.uk)
- Organise their own Toddle with friends and family – at a park or even in their own garden!
Barnardo’s ambassador and television presenter Melinda Messenger said: “The children have loved taking part in the Barnardo’s Big Toddle over the years. It’s always a fun day out with treasure hunts and entertainment and it’s for such a great cause. All the children come away with their medals, full of pride and most importantly with an understanding of the children they have been raising money for. It is so simple to arrange your own Toddle if you can’t make it to one of the organised events – and it’s a great excuse for all the mums to meet up for some sunshine and gossip!In the current economic climate the families and children Barnardo’s help particularly need your support, so please join in the Big Toddle 2011.”
Barnardo’s ambassador and actress Nina Wadia said: “I’ve Toddled with my children a number of times and I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand the difference Toddle money makes. Barnardo’s has 270 projects throughout the UK that work with under 5s, so as well as having fun, I hope you’ll use this opportunity to raise sponsorship and help Barnardo’s continue its crucial work.”
To find out how to take part you can visit the website www.bigtoddle.co.uk or call 0845 270 9900.
We hope you enjoy the event!Click here for all June events