THERE was no ducking out of an annual fund-raising walk as tiny tots put their best feet forward for charity.
About 20 members of the Cresswell Tiddler group took part in a sponsored Toddle Waddle to raise funds for the Meningitis Trust.
The children got into the spirit of the event by dressing up in yellow duckling costumes before waddling from the Village Hall to the local ice cream shop and completing several laps of the car park.
Afterwards there were some well-earned refreshments and a sing-song, while each toddler was given a wind-up duck bath toy to take home as a memento of their challenge.
The Cresswell toddler group has taken part in the walk for the past eight years, raising a total of £3,772. This year there is another £702 to add to the pot, and more sponsorship may yet come in.
One of the organisers Delyia Getty said: “The amount of money we raised is really good when you think about the number of people taking part on the day.
“The walk is about 150 yards altogether, but for the little ones that is a lot.
“We have done this walk for a number of years and our total is into the thousands of pounds now.
“We will do it again next year as it is one of two annual fundraising things we do, the other is collecting pennies for the Church of England Children’s Society.”
The toddler group is run by volunteers from St Bartholomew’s Church.