Barnado’s walk thanks

MANSFIELD area toddlers who took part in the animal-themed Barnardo’s Big Toddle last year helped the East Midlands to raise £31,000 for disadvantaged children, it has been revealed.

The Big Toddle is a short sponsored walk for under-fives, and the theme for this year’s event is super-heroes.

Pauline Clark, from Barnardo’s Fundraising, said: “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 venues or create their own Big Toddle in their local park or back garden.”

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