Sponsored walk raised thousands

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Barnardo’s would like to say a very big thank you to all the under-fives in south east Northumberland, who took part in the Barnardo’s Big Toddle 2013.

These amazing toddlers took part in a short sponsored walk and helped to raise a fantastic £44,000 for vulnerable under-fives in the north east.

Toddlers in Blyth, Cramlington and Bedlington raised £3,000 of the funds, which are vital for supporting local children including those with physical and learning disabilities, autism and behavioural problems.

Barnardo’s would love to see more local tots registering for the Big Toddle in 2014, it’s a great day out and this year is set to be another out-of-this-world success.

Last year, toddlers were encouraged to dress up as their favourite and nursery rhyme character.

This year the theme is Outer Space. So we’re looking forward to seeing plenty of astronauts and aliens, planets and stars.

Registrants can attend a local Big Toddle held by Barnardo’s, encourage their local pre-school, playgroup or nursery to organise their own toddle or even host their own with family and friends, any time, any place.

To register and find out more, visit www.bigtoddle.co.uk or call 0800 008 7005.

Steve Oversby

Director Barnardo’s North East