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Toddlers Raise £20,000 for Barnardo's

Big Toddle celebrates 20th anniversary

Nurseries and playgroups across Wales raised more than £20,000 for Barnardo's, the UK's oldest and largest children's charity, during last year's animal themed Big Toddle. 

Children dressed up as animals and took part in a half-mile walk to raise money for vulnerable children.

Nurseries and parents are now signing up to take part in this year's Big Toddle, which runs from 19 - 25 June 2017 and has the theme of 'colours'. 

The Big Toddle, which began as a one-off event in Porthcawl and has grown to become a national fundraising event, is marking its 20th anniversary this year by teaming up with Teletubbies, who are also celebrating their 20th anniversary. 

Since 1997, the Big Toddle has raised £14.5 million. 

Sarah Crawley, Director of Barnardo's Wales, said: "A huge thank you to everyone who will be taking part in this year's Big Toddle.

"Last year the event raised more than £20,200 which is helping to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

"I am excited Barnardo's has teamed up with the Teletubbies, some of the most popular characters in TV history, for this year's event. Both will be celebrating their 20th anniversary so it promises to be a fantastic party."

Amounts raised around Wales:

  • Abergavenny £592
  • Abergele £215
  • Aberystwyth £145
  • Bangor £723
  • Barmouth £455
  • Barry £730
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog £62
  • Brecon £1,073
  • Bridgend £186
  • Caernarfon £188
  • Caerphilly £917
  • Cardiff £1,930
  • Chepstow £1,146
  • Cowbridge  £1,430
  • Criccieth £166
  • Cwmbran £250
  • Deeside £1,097
  • Flint £698
  • Haverfordwest £261
  • Holywell £254
  • Llanfairpwlgwyngyll £556
  • Maesteg £200
  • Merthyr £285
  • Monmouth £65
  • Mountain Ash £302
  • Newport £2,548
  • Pembroke Dock £900
  • Porthcawl £500
  • Swansea £1,053
  • Usk £280
  • Welshpool £190
  • Wrexham £915

 

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