Thanks to all the toddlers

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Madam,

I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the Derbyshire toddlers who took part in the animal-themed Barnardo’s Big Toddle in 2011 and raised £9,500 to help disadvantaged children.

Barnardo’s Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk for under-fives, which saw more than 300,000 children toddling across the UK in 2011.

The total amount raised in the East Midlands area was over £31,000 and this will help Barnardo’s run their 75 community based services in the region supporting 26,000 children, young people and their families affected by poverty, abuse, disability and serious illness.

I’d like to encourage all of your readers to join the fun and help us turn around lives by joining in this year’s Barnardo’s Big Toddle

It’s time for under-fives in Derbyshire to grab their capes and take flight as this year’s theme is super-heroes. We’re encouraging toddlers up and down the country to dress up as their favourite character for the day.

Parents, carers and nursery staff can join in one of the big organised events being held at exciting venues or create their own Big Toddle in their local park or back garden.

To find out more about the Barnardo’s Big Toddle readers can visit www.bigtoddle.co.uk or call 0845 270 9900.

Pauline Clark

Barnardo’s Fundraising

Midlands