Barnardo’s appeal for annual Big Toddle

Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland is asking parents to sign up for major annual fund-raising event, the Barnardo’s Big Toddle.

Hundreds of children are expected to take part in the sponsored walk which has raised thousands for vulnerable children in Scotland over the past 18 years.

The toddle can be as long or as short as organisers want, and with this year’s outer space theme, budding Buzz Lightyears and Princess Leias will be putting their best feet forward to raise cash.

Clare McTaggart, regional community fund-raising manager for Scotland, said: “For the past 18 years, children across Scotland have amazed us with their enthusiasm and commitment to joining in and helping others. This year, we thought we’d give little ones a chance to ‘go to infinity and beyond’ and dress up as their favourite character associated with space.

“Every penny raised goes directly to our work with under-fives – so everyone can enjoy themselves and help raise vital funds for less fortunate children.”

Those who register at or by calling 0800 008 7005 receive a Big Toddle pack containing fund-raising ideas.