Big Toddle to help Barnardo’s

Children, parents and staff setting off on their fancy dress sponsored toddle to help raise money for Banardo's
Children, parents and staff setting off on their fancy dress sponsored toddle to help raise money for Banardo's
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LITTLE ones put their best feet forward to raise money for disadvantaged youngsters.

More than 100 children from Seaham Harbour Nursery, along with staff and parents, took part in the Barnardo’s Big Toddle, with the sponsorship cash now being counted.

The Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk for toddlers that helps the UK’s most disadvantaged under fives and each year about 300,000 children take part.

Carole Scott, headteacher at the nursery, said they have been taking part in the event for a number of years and it is always very successful.

She said: “The children were sponsored and we had collection buckets, so we are still counting up the donations.

“Last year we raised £1,000, which is fantastic in the current economic climate, and we are hoping to match that again.

“We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who was so generous in supporting us.”

The children, all wearing fancy dress, walked from Bottle Works Road, through Byron Place shopping centre and Church Street, up to Adelaide Row and back down Church Street before heading off for a picnic at Ropery Walk Primary School.

Mrs Scott said: “It was a bit overcast, but at least it stayed dry and all the children really enjoyed themselves.”