ON behalf of Barnardo’s Cymru, please can I say a big thank you to the large number toddlers in West Wales who took part in one of our Big Toddle events in 2012.

Together they raised an amazing £7,193 to help fund our vital work with under-5s and their families.

There were 26 events in West Wales. Nurseries, play groups and parents all got involved in organising events and helping their little ones to dress up as superheroes.

This just goes to show the generosity and enthusiasm of people in the area for helping other families.

Of course, I am sure those taking part had great fun too.

Children love dressing up and if they thought our 2012 ‘superhero’ theme was fun, I am sure our theme for 2013 – fairytales and nursery rhymes – will be great fun too.

If you’re interested in taking part in this year’s Big Toddle you can find everything you need by visiting www.bigtoddle.co.uk or calling 0800 008 7005.

YVONNE RODGERS Director Barnardo’s Cymru