This year's annual Rotary Toddelthon took place on Wednesday 9 May in Poole Park.
Over 200 youngsters attended this fun event for pre-school age children, whether as nursery groups, with their child-minders or families.
We ask that the children are sponsored by friends and family in advance
Everyone "toddles" (walk, scoot, pushed in buggies) once around the cycle track by the cricket pitch in Poole Park
After the event, there are FREE refreshments, children's entertainment and a train ride for the children, as our way of saying "thank you" for taking part
Every penny you donate goes to our four chosen charities, thanks to our Business Partners
Over the last 16 years, the Poole Bay Rotary Toddlethon has raised over £64,000 and supported a range of local and child related charities including: Poole Young Carers, Life Education Wessex, Julia's House, and Montacute School, as well as Rotary's key international project - Polio Eradication
FREE train ride on the Poole Land Train
Every child who took part in the Toddlethon had the chance of a free ride on the Rockley Rocket.
FREE entertainment by Shining Stars
Vicki Eldon from Shining Stars Holiday Club entertained the children straight after their 'toddle'.
This event is organised by Poole Bay Rotary on behalf of the Rotary Club of Poole Bay Trust Fund (Charity Reg 1009997)
This year's charities
‘Dorset Mind Your Head’ is a new programme of vital education and support options in schools and youth clubs across Dorset. It includes awareness raising campaigns, drop-in sessions, befriending, counselling, and training mental health ambassadors.
Home-Start South East Dorset provides volunteer support to young families who are lonely, isolated, suffering from illness, disability or other difficulties, as well as groups specifically to help mothers suffering from post-natal depression.
Life Education Wessex provides health, well-being and drug prevention education to over 70,000 children across Wessex and the Thames Valley. Help ensure children have the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to lead healthier, happier lives.
Rotary has been working to rid the world of polio since 1985. Today we are within touching distance of achieving this goal having reduced the number of reported cases from over 1000 per day to just 22 in the whole of 2017.