Tots toddle for charity

Best Foot Forward: Kierajn Johnson, three, dressed as a donkey, Ellen Corke, three in a butterfly outfit, and ladybird Kitty Wright, one, take their first steps on the Big Toddle to raise money for Barnardo's at Alison House, Cromford.
Best Foot Forward: Kierajn Johnson, three, dressed as a donkey, Ellen Corke, three in a butterfly outfit, and ladybird Kitty Wright, one, take their first steps on the Big Toddle to raise money for Barnardo's at Alison House, Cromford.

Toddling tots took a walk on the wild side to raise money for vulnerable children.

Twenty youngsters from Cromford Toddler Group took part in the The Big Toddle – the UK’s biggest charity event for under fives – to raise funds for Barnardo’s.

Animal Magic: Rabbit Rowan Hulland, nine months, and Zebra Emily Auton, fourteen months, stop for a well-earned rest at the Big Toddle to raise money for Barnardo's at Alison House, Cromford.

Animal Magic: Rabbit Rowan Hulland, nine months, and Zebra Emily Auton, fourteen months, stop for a well-earned rest at the Big Toddle to raise money for Barnardo's at Alison House, Cromford.

This year’s event had an animal theme and children came dressed in an array of exotic and colourful costumes including rabbits, zebras, monkeys and insects.

Tots walked, or crawled, round the gardens of Alison House, on Monday, June 20, then enjoyed a picnic.

Sally Wright who help organise the event, said: “Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a really beautiful day for it.

“We had a picnic afterwards and relaxed and celebrated their achievements and all the children got a medal.”

Toddle On: Mothers and children take part in the Big Toddle at Alison House in Cromford to raise money for Barnardo's

Toddle On: Mothers and children take part in the Big Toddle at Alison House in Cromford to raise money for Barnardo's

The event raised £200 for the charity.

To find out more about Cromford Toddler Group, which meets on Mondays at 10.30am at the Methodist Church, contact Sally on 07967188708.

For more photos of the toddle go to www.matlockmercury.co.uk