Sheffield youngsters get set for Big Toddle

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Families can join in Britain’s biggest charity event for under-fives in Sheffield this month.

Creation Station, who run arts and crafts classes for youngsters, have organised a Barnardo’s Big Toddle around the Virgin Active gym in Broadfield Park, Heeley on June 12.

The event will include creating a fairytale hat and going for a Big Toddle keeping with the national event’s fairytale theme. There will be prizes for the best-dressed fairytale character.

There will be face-painting, cake and of course lots of craft activities on offer.

Jenny from the Creation Station, Sheffield and Dronfield has teamed up with Barnardo’s to support the fundraising for their work with vulnerable under-fives in the UK.

This Big Toddle is particularly significant for Jenny as it also marks her first anniversary running the Creation Station in Sheffield. She has a range of classes aimed at youngsters from pre-school to 11 years old at several venues in Sheffield and Dronfield.

She said: “The children and parents can enjoy going for a short sponsored walk, with warm-up activities being provided by Virgin Active staff, keeping fit and getting creative whilst raising money for this wonderful cause”.

“Supporting creative play with your child is really important” said Sarah Cressall, founder and managing Director of The Creation Station, ”that’s why we are so delighted to have planned some really fun activities for families in over 300 centres across the UK to support Barnardo’s with their inspiring Big Toddle event”

Charlotte Cooper, Toddle Manager at Barnardo’s, said: “We are delighted to have The Creation Station on board supporting the Barnardo’s Big Toddle and helping us to make our 17th year our biggest ever. Every penny raised goes directly to our work with under fives, so everyone can enjoy themselves and help raise vital funds for those less fortunate children.”

All money raised will go towards supporting vulnerable and under-privileged children under five years old, including those with physical and learning difficulties.”

The Big Toddle in Sheffield is taking place from 1pm until 4pm with the walk starting at 1.30pm.

For information about the Creation Station Big Toddle in Sheffield visit the Big Toddle site on and search for the Creation Station Sheffield or go ot

Contact Jenny on 0844 8747328 or email