TOTS across Huddersfield are rolling around in the name of charity.
Youngsters at Tumble Tots groups across the town have joined forces with kids’ TV favourite Peppa Pig, to raise money for Tommy’s, the baby charity.
And as part of Roll Over with Peppa for Tommy’s, toddlers are being sponsored to perform 10 different rolling activities.
The nationwide initiative aims to raise £50,000 for the charity – which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and provides information on having a healthy pregnancy.
Within the Huddersfield classes, 280 children have already made attempts to join in rolling activities, including pencil rolls and sausage rolls.
Many of them enjoyed the fun sessions yesterday at Moldgreen United Reformed Church.
More than 45,000 children are expected to join nationally.
Monique Brennan of Tumble Tots Huddersfield, said: “We have been encouraging parents to get children active from the word go.
“The National Children’s Activity Week will gently encourage us all to be active, particularly with the Government recommendations for physical activity for infants under five years needing at least 180 minutes of physical activity.
“Peppa Pig is a favourite with our Tumble Tots members; they simply love the antics she gets up to, particularly jumping in the muddy puddles and all the different physical activity she does.
“Last year we raised around £1,500 for Tommy’s and nationwide the total was £32,000.
“Tommy’s is very important, it funds research into miscarriages and still birth.
“It’s a charity that’s quite close to the hearts of our parents, many have suffered miscarriages or had problems conceiving.
“The kids think Peppa Pig is fantastic and they’ve all enjoyed doing the activities.”
The children were encouraged to come to the classes dressed in “Peppa Pig clothing”.
As part of the campaign, the children’s activity group is offering the chance to win Peppa Pig and Tumble Tots prizes.
The last class will be held on Saturday at The Zone, St Andrews Road, and there are still places available.
For more information visit www.tumbletots.com
Parents and schools can also request a copy of the Roll Over for Peppa Wall chart by calling 0121 585 7003.