Kildare’s toddlers launch The Big Toddle for Barnardos

Toddle for children's charity

Paula Campbell

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Kildare’s toddlers launch The Big Toddle for Barnardos

Noah Belle Doyle, age 4, Tom Cleary Malone, age 4, Oscar Humphries, age 3 and Juno Donovan, age 4

Kildare’s toddlers joined children’s charity Barnardos to launch The Big Toddle for Barnardos recently.

Since it began nearly half a million toddlers – including 2,381 in Kildare - have toddled 250,000 miles to raise vital funds for vulnerable children their own age.

Barnardos was joined by Ireland’s littlest fundraisers to launch the Big Toddle for Barnardos  - a half-mile sponsored walk for children under five.

Barnardos currently works over 17,600 children and families in 41 centres across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services. Whether you’re a crèche, a parent or a childminder you can organise your own Big Toddle anytime in May or June by registering at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle - your support ensures that some of the youngest and most vulnerable children Barnardos works with are given the best possible start in life.

Barnardos Director of Fundraising, Mary Gamble said: "It’s so heart-warming to see children across Ireland taking their first steps towards helping those in need. The funds raised in the Big Toddle for Barnardos sponsored by Danone go directly towards our work with children in our Early Years services, children who have missed key developmental milestones in their life."

Nearly half a million children have taken part in the Big Toddle for Barnardos, sponsored by Danone over its lifetime and is now recognised as a first introduction into the world of fundraising for a generation of young people living in Ireland. To register for your Big Toddle Pack and to get more information check out www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.

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