Toddle Waddle Success!
24th May 2012
Youngsters from The Old Station Nursery in Innsworth near Gloucester have toddled their way to raising hundreds of pounds for charity as part of the Meningitis Trust’s Toddle Waddle.
Around 60 toddlers and nursery staff from the nursery put their best foot forward to show how their small steps could go a long way towards raising vital funds to support the trust’s work. Accompanied by the charity’s feathered mascot Monty the Duck, they are expecting to have raised more than £400.
Tracey Wilce, Nursery Manager, said: “Meningitis is a disease feared by most parents. The money raised will be making a real difference to the lives of other toddlers and their families who are struggling with the impact of meningitis.
“This waddle was great fun and a way to get the children moving while at the same time raise money for charity.”
In the run-up to the Toddle Waddle, which took place on Tuesday this week (22nd May), children coloured in Monty headdresses and cut out Monty feet. And if the nursery does raise more than £400, it will be entered into a draw to win a state-of-the-art computer and a special prize from charity mascot, Monty the Duck.
Meningitis kills more under fives than any other infectious disease in the UK.
Toddle Waddle is the Meningitis Trust’s largest annual fundraising event. Since it began 12 years ago, it has raised over £2.8 million. Anyone is invited to take part and you can waddle pretty much anywhere – the local park, the nursery playground, a local hall, your back garden or even indoors.
Notes to editors:
- Managing Director of The Old Station Nursery Sarah Steel set up the first nursery in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, in 2002 when she left the army and was unable to find suitable childcare for her two children.
- The Old Station Nursery now runs 13 early years settings.
- The company won the Business Development category of the Nursery World Awards in November 2008 and was shortlisted for the Nursery Chain of the Year award.
- For more information about The Old Station nursery visit www.theoldstationnursery.co.uk
- For more information about the Meningitis Trust visit www.meningitis-trust.org