KIND-HEARTED kids have toddled their way towards thousands of pounds for charity.

The children at St Peter’s Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Birstall raised £2500 for the Meningitis Trust.

They took part in a Toddle Waddle and joined the fight against meningitis.

The fun-filled fundraiser came after a pupil at the school was diagnosed with the disease.

Gill Berry, a teacher at the Birstall school, organised the event.

She said: “After a pupil here at the school had meningitis, we felt compelled to raise awareness of the disease amongst the pupils, their parents and, indeed, the teachers.

“We held a Meningitis Trust Toddle Waddle to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

“As children are an at risk group for the disease, it seemed only natural to talk directly to them and those who care for them.

“It was a great day and I can’t think of a better way to spread awareness of the disease – we had such fun.”

The Toddle Waddle can be done anywhere to help support the work of meningitis research.

Steve Williams, Toddle Waddle organiser, added: ““Although there is a serious underlying message to this event, it’s also lots of fun for the kids. Toddle Waddle can involve youngsters barely able to toddle, waddling alongside their brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents and can turn into a party or part of a larger event.”

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