Ducking and striving: Toddlers raise thousands for meningitis

Cresswell annual sponsored Toddle Waddle.
Cresswell annual sponsored Toddle Waddle.

TODDLERS went quackers in Cresswell to help raise funds for charity.

A total of 28 tots from the Cresswell Tiddlers playgroup took part in a Toddle Waddle in the village last week in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

The youngsters dressed up in colourful duck costumes to waddle from the Village Hall to Cresswell Ices car park, where they completed several circuits.

They were given plastic ducks to float in a makeshift pond, before returning to the hall for songs, rhymes and a well-earned buffet.

Each of the toddlers was given a duck to take home for their bath as a reward for their efforts.

It was the tenth time the group has taken part in such an event and its fund-raising total for the Meningitis Trust so far stands at £4,534. Money is still being collected from this year’s event.

Organiser Delyia Getty said: “It seemed to go really well, but we don’t know how much we raised yet.

“There were 28 toddlers involved, as well as parents and grandparents. We walked to the car park and the pond, which was created by two buckets of water in a dip, was a big attraction. It was all very successful.”