Toddling to a terrific total

Barnardo’s would like to say a very big thank-you to all the under-fives in 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 Alnwick, Morpeth, Choppington and Ashington raised a hugely-impressive £5,000 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.

Last year, toddlers were encouraged to dress up as their favourite nursery-rhyme character. This year, the theme is Outer Space. 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 or call 0800 008 7005.

Steve Oversby,

Director, Barnardo’s North East