The 'Big Toddle'
The Family Group at Southway Early Childhood
Centre are having a sponsored ‘Big Toddle’, at
10.30am, on Friday 24th June
starting at the Bandstand, along the Embankment.
The expedition will result in a well deserved picnic in Russell
Funds generated on the day will be divided so
that 75% will be donated to Barnardo’s, supporting children under
five with areas of need, and 25% will go towards the children’s
centres ‘family room’, which is run to support local families
with young children, particularly in times of crisis.
Cllr Sue Oliver, portfolio holder for
Children’s Social Care, at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Children
can learn how to have compassion for others through events such as
these as they help raise money for a worthy cause together.”
Last year’s ‘toddle’ carried a pirate theme
and the event raised almost £300, again for Barnardo’s.
This year’s theme is animals, so prepare for
an array of costumes!