A fair cop as Big Toodle helps our little ones

BARNARDOS children’s  charity launched  Barnardos  Big Toddle,  supported by  Pipin  Pear with the help of some  of Ireland’s  littlest  community helpers. Since it began nearly half a million toddlers  – which  last year included  1,655 across Kilkenny, Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Meath, Westmeath, Laois, Carlow, Louth, Longford and Offaly –  have toddled over 228,740  miles to raise vital funds for vulnerable children their own age.
The theme of this year’s  Big Toddle is  Community Helpers, the people  who help and support us all in our communities  every day. At the very heart of Big Toddle are  the children who take  part and raise vital funds.
You can register today at  www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.
Barnardos  works with just under 18,000  children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support  Barnardos  Early Years services. Whether  you are  a crèche, a parent or a childminder you can organise your own Big Toddle anytime in June by registering at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle  and your support ensures that some of the youngest and most vulnerable children  Barnardos  works with are given the best possible start in life.
Barnardos  Director of Fundraising Mary Gamble said:  “We are so grateful for their support and look forward to our Big Toddle adventure together! I hope you will join us this year, whether it’s a toddle in a crèche or a day of fun out the back garden, it will make a massive difference in the lives of vulnerable children across Ireland.”
Our picture shows, from left, five-year-olds Meadow Neville, Adam O’Meara, Saoirse Breen and Roan McDonagh with Community Garda Chris O’Callaghan.

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