The Homelands Early Years Centre does it's bit for The Meningitis Trust through a sponsored 'Toddle Waddle'

20 April 2012

As part of 4Children’s efforts to support families and children throughout the UK, The Homelands Early Years Centre in Derby is planning a ‘Toddle Waddle’ in the local community on the 24th April.

Following on from the centre’s sponsored bounce – an event that managed to raise £287.10 in aid of Sport Relief – the centre’s ‘Toddle Waddle’ will see around fifty children under the age of five each wearing their toddle waddle hats and doing their bit to promote awareness of meningitis and raise money for The Meningitis Trust through a sponsored walk.

For more than 12 years, The Meningitis Trust has been running The Toddle Waddle and the money raised has helped to support countless families across the UK that have been affected by meningitis.

The Homelands Years Centre is one of the latest to lend its support to the trust through a Toddle Waddle and it is something that we at 4Children could not be prouder of.

Anne Longfield OBE, CEO 4Children said:

I am delighted to hear that the staff, children and parents at the Homelands Early Years Centre are once again doing their bit for such an important cause in such a fun way!

The Meningitis Trust work tirelessly to provide the invaluable support for those affected and I am proud to see that 4Children are supporting their cause.” 

Notes to editor

For more information, contact William Staynes at or call 07976534730


4Children is the national charity all about children and families. We have spearheaded a joined-up, integrated approach to children’s services and work with a wide range of partners around the country to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need in their communities. We run Sure Start Children’s Centres as well as family and youth services across Britain.

We develop, influence and shape national policy on all aspects of the lives of children, young people and families. As the Government’s strategic partner for early years and childcare we have a crucial role in co-producing policy with the Department of Education and representing the sector’s views and experiences. Our national campaigns, like Give Me Strength, change policy and practice and put the needs of children and families on the political and policy agenda.

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The Homelands Early Years Centre


The Homelands Early Years Centre is also participating in the 'Dance and Wiggle' event during the week commencing 14th-18th May to help raise money for 'Happy Day's children's charity'. The money will be used to provide activities for sick, disabled, and abused children, most of whom are incurable and some terminally ill.

For more information you can also call The Homelands Early Years Centre on 01132709006



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