Superhero toddler helps raise more than £1,400

Sponsored toddle in aid of Brian House at Wyre Estuary Country Park
Sponsored toddle in aid of Brian House at Wyre Estuary Country Park
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These little legs managed to raise a large amount of money to help other local children.

The superhero youngsters – and their families – from parent and toddler group Play Dates and Mummy Mates, managed to walk a whole mile around Wyre Estuary.

They had set themselves an initial target of £100, but in the end smashed that total, by raising a staggering £1,400, for Bispham-based Brian House Children’s Hospice.

The mother and toddler group was set up initially online by 34-year-old Cleveleys mum, Stacey Holland.

Stacey, whose son Elliott is 16 months old and took part in the event, said: “It was a fantastic turn out, we had the children and mummies from the group there, dads dressed as superheroes, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters and cousins come along to support us.

“We were even lucky enough to have some ‘superdogs’ too. It took us just over an hour. Some children did it with no problems, some like my son struggled half way through – but they kept on going by encouraging them to jump in the puddles!

“A mile was a long way for the children to toddle, but we wanted to do something which would be a genuine challenge.

“I was absolutely amazed when I counted up the money we have collected and got to the amazing figure of £1,403.

“I can’t begin to explain how proud I am of all the children who took part and the mums who helped make all this possible.

“They went all-out with getting sponsors and have really committed to it.

“We also had fantastic support from Fleetwood Golf Club and Bounce Play Centre, in Bispham.

“We wanted to teach the children you’re never too young to learn to help others.

“I really think all the Play Dates and Mummy Mates members are just amazing.”