Great Yarmouth youngsters put best feet forward for Barnardo’s

A Barnardo's big toddle.Picture: Bernardo's

A Barnardo's big toddle.Picture: Bernardo's - Credit: Archant

Children in Great Yarmouth toddled their way towards raising a wonderful £606.70 last year, to help Barnardo’s transform the lives of vulnerable youngsters.

Under-fives joined The Big Toddle 2017 run by the UK’s leading children’s charity, which supports hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers each year.

And now the charity is again calling for nurseries, schools and families to put their best foot forward and take part in this year’s Big Toddle week from June 14 and 24. For the second consecutive year the Big Toddle is run in partnership with the much-loved CBeebies TV show, Teletubbies.

A spokesman said: “This year’s theme is “Nature”, with lots of opportunities for creative dressing up as animals, insects, flowers or even jungle creatures. By signing up to the Big Toddle you can access exclusive nature-themed early years learning resources.

Our partners the Teletubbies love outdoor playtime too, with free nature-themed downloads on our website.”

Those who register at or by calling 0800 008 7005 will receive a Big Toddle pack containing information and fundraising ideas.

Barnardo’s Director for the East, Steve Oversby, said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in last year’s Big Toddle.

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“The Big Toddle events organised by communities, nurseries and families are a great way of helping Barnardo’s continue our work supporting vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers – and a fantastic opportunity for the under-5s to have fun with their friends and families.”