July 24, 2024

Calling all Kilkenny families: Barnardos wants you for The Big Toddle

Barnardos children’s charity has launched The Big Toddle for 2020 and is calling on all Kilkenny families to take place.

Since it began nearly half a million toddlers – including 1,277 in Kilkenny – have toddled more than 300,000 kilometers to raise vital funds for vulnerable children their own age.

Due to covid-19 restrictions, Barnardos is calling on families to ‘Toddle at Home’ for Barnardos, where parents and toddlers can take part in in the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Barnardos is currently working with families in communities across Ireland, some of whom require critical and intensive help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The funds raised through The Big Toddle for Barnardos supports the youngest children Barnardos works with, ensuring that they get the best start in life.

“The Big Toddle for Barnardos has been our biggest annual fundraising event since its inception in 2003,” Barnardos Director of Fundraising, Mary Gamble said.

“Over that time, hundreds of thousands of children all across Ireland have toddled in their crèches, homes and communities to raise much needed funds for vulnerable children all over the country.

“It’s all about children helping children. Due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis and the closure of all childcare facilities, our Big Toddle event in creches has had to be cancelled. But we have adapted our Big Toddle to a “toddle at home” event which parents and toddlers can take part in from the comfort of their own homes.”

Families can register at www.barnardos.ie/big-toddle.

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