Saturday, 21 April 2012

The Barnardo's Big Toddle

Little Dish are very proud to be the partner for this year’s Barnardo’s Big Toddle.They are going to be running lots of exciting activities promoting the Barnardo’s Big Toddle up and down the country to try and get as many little ones as possible taking part.

The Barnardo’s Big Toddle is an exciting ‘mini’ sponsored walk for toddlers. Now in its 16th year, it is the biggest fundraising event in the UK for under 5s and already attracts an amazing half a million children. All the money that Barnardo’s receives from this event goes towards helping some of the UK’s most vulnerable under 5s.

More importantly, it’s a fun and memorable way for young children to help those who need it. Put simply, it lets children help other children. Each year there’s a dressing up theme for the Barnardo’s Big Toddle. This year Barnardo’s are encouraging children to dress up as their favourite superhero and help save the day.

Anyone can set up their own toddle by
registering online here.

Why not set one up with your local nursery or playgroup? Taking part in the Barnardo’s Big Toddle is a fun way to educate children about why we give money to charity as well as finding out about some of the great work which Barnardo’s carries out to help vulnerable children aged 0 - 5.

You’ll be able to meet our friendly mascot Mabel at some of the events. Maybe we’ll see you there? To help with your Superhero costumes you can print out our
Super Mabel masks here, we also have a colour-in Super Mabel to print out.

We will be selling limited edition toddling shoes in special packs of our Chicken and Butternut Squash Pie for just £5. The shoes will come in three different sizes for toddlers, on sale exclusively in Sainsbury’s from the 23rd May for 10 days only.

As spring has sprung and summer is on its way, we’re preparing for a party and a picnic in the park. On Tuesday 22nd May we will be hosting our first ever Spring Party for little ones in Holland Park, London. The day will build to our very own toddle raising money for Barnardo’s, but that’s not all. There’s going to be fun stuff for all the kids (and parents too) with party games provided by the inspirational
Sharky & George. Think fun races, tug of war, face-painting, t-shirt making, music sessions and story time. And of course, no party would be complete without a picnic and a goody bag. More information will be coming soon about how to register to join us.

We’ll also be launching our first ever set of online games with a Big Toddle twist. Watch this space.

You can find out more about the Barnardo’s Big Toddle and
how to register here, and find them on facebook.

If you’re too busy to Toddle but will still like to contribute, you can text TODD123 to 70070 to instantly donate £3 that will go directly towards transforming the lives of under 5s. You can read more about where the money raised goes here.


  1. Aww, a mini sponsored walk is such a cute idea! And much more fun than the sponsored silences we always used to have to do at school!!

  2. my daughter would love to do this and its great to raise money at the same tiime. Not sure about the shoes in the little dish pack though, clogs aren't the best for clumsy toddlers!

  3. A very good cause. It's a super idea.