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Local toddlers raise over £220 for Barnardo’s NI

Barnardos and the Telebtubbies Big Toddle 2017Toddlers from Poyntzpass Playgroup raised over £220 for children’s charity Barnardo’s by holding an animal-themed Big Toddle fundraiser last summer.

Toddlers from the local nursery dressed up as a variety of animals and took part in a half mile walk to raise money for the children’s charity.


This year Barnardo’s Big Toddle for under five year olds is marking its 20th anniversary and is really excited to team up with the Teletubbies who are also celebrating their 20th birthday. With the theme of ‘colour’ it will make this year’s event the biggest and brightest yet.

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25th March 2017The antics of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po have featured in more than 400 episodes of the popular TV programme and entertained children in more than 120 countries.


In the same time Barnardo’s Big Toddle across the UK has raised over £14.5million which has been used to support the charity’s vital work with children.

Director Barnardo’s NI Lynda Wilson said, “A huge thank you to the toddlers from Poyntzpass Playgroup who held their Big Toddle last year. Every penny they raise is important to help us help other children.


“I am excited that Barnardo’s has teamed up with the Teletubbies for this year’s event. As both will be celebrating their 20th anniversary it promises to be a fantastic party. The Big Toddle is a chance for your little ones to get involved in something big and with the theme colour they can wear anything so long as it is bright.”

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25th March 2017 Box AdvertTo find out more and to register to Barnardo’s Big Toddle please visit www.bigtoddle.org.uk, follow us on Twitter @Big toddle or on Facebook/BigToddle.

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