Wiggle your way to help children with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Giant Wiggle appeal in Bedfordshire.
Giant Wiggle appeal in Bedfordshire.

Youngsters across Bedfordshire are getting ready for the Giant Wiggle to celebrate the popularity of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and raise funds for a children’s charity.

Action for Children is teaming up with The World of Eric Carle and encouraging children’s centres, nurseries and groups for under-5s to host a Giant Wiggle on Thursday, March 19 to celebrate the UK’s most read children’s book.

The event will bring together under-5s to wiggle along in giant caterpillar conga lines, encouraging them to help others, and open up their imaginations through storytelling and creative activities.

Partnership fundraising manager at Action for Children, Katie Frisby, said: “We want to celebrate Eric Carle’s beloved book by encouraging Bedfordshire children to get active and have fun.

“By hosting a sponsored Giant Wiggle you will help us to support vulnerable children, young people and families in the heart of our communities, and across the UK.”

Action for Children provides early years child development, learning and childcare services to thousands of tots throughout the country, through its children and family centres.

In March 2014, more than 32,000 children from nearly 800 schools and nurseries took part in The Giant Wiggle, raising £80,000 for Action for Children.

For more information on how to organise your own Giant Wiggle at your nursery or children’s centre visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk/giantwiggle