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Children, families and nurseries in Argyll and Bute can put their best feet forward for Barnardo’s Scotland this summer with a Big Toddle: a sponsored, short walk for under-fives.
Last year’s Big Toddle raised an incredible £231,512 and saw 2,993 nurseries and 4,300 individual groups hold their own Toddles. Thousands of children took part to raise money for the UK’s largest children’s charity, which supports more than 301,000 children, young people, parents and carers.
The charity is now once again calling for children, families and nurseries to join in the fun as Big Toddle Week returns with an animal theme from June 24-30.
However, if the dates are no convenient, participants can toddle whenever suits them best.
With lots of opportunities for creative dressing up and exclusive,
animal-themed learning resources for those who register, this year’s
Big Toddles are sure to be roar-some!
Barnardo’s Scotland, Director, Martin Crewe, said: ‘The Big Toddle is a great opportunity for the under-fives to have fun with their friends and families and raise money to help vulnerable children.
‘Whether you organise your own Big Toddle or take part in an event organised at nursery or playgroup, it is sure to be a really fun day.
‘We are really grateful for everyone taking part as the money raised helps our vital services continue to support hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers.’
There are lots of free activities, resources and ideas for games to help little ones enjoy this year’s theme on our website.
To register to hold a Big Toddle or for further information visit www.barnardos.org.uk/bigtoddle or call 0800 008 7005.