BARNADOS children’s charity has launched The Big Toddle for Barnardos 2020.
Since it began nearly half a million toddlers, including 1,277 in Kilkenny, have toddled over 300,000 kilometres to raise 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. Families can register at www.barnardos.ie/big-toddle.
Barnardos is currently working with families in communities across Ireland, some of whom require critical and intensive help during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funds raised through The Big Toddle for Barnardos supports the youngest children Barnardos works with, ensuring that they get the best start in life.
“This year,we’re asking families to stay home and have fun with their children instead by walking 1km in their garden or local park. See www.barnardos.ie/big-toddle for more information on activities you can do throughout May and June, we hope you’ll join us!”
The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that the Big Toddle for Barnardos has been adapted to suit a digital platform.
The ‘Big Toddle at Home’ Facebook fundraising group will provide families with fun activities to do during the event.