Giant wiggle is a giggle for tots
THERE was a whole lot of wiggling, giggling and conga-ing last month when youngsters from Wellingborough took part in the annual Giant Wiggle fundraiser.
The conga challenge is designed to encourage children to get active and have fun – and that’s just what they did at Hemmingwell Community & Skills Centre, Nest Farm Crescent. Action for Children teamed up with The World of Eric Carle for the ‘Giant Wiggle’ to celebrate the UK’s best-selling children’s book, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
The sponsored event entertained a large group of under-fives who wiggled like a caterpillar and also enjoyed creative storytelling, arts and crafts, and a ‘rhyme time’ session – all aspects of the much-loved children’s book.
Action for Children’s Kathryn Abraham said: “We wanted to celebrate Eric Carle’s beloved book by encouraging our kids to get active and have fun. All funds raised will help Action for Children continue to support children, young people and families in the heart of communities in Northamptonshire and across the UK.”
Action for Children provides early years child development, learning and childcare services to thousands of tots throughout Northamptonshire through its children and family centres.
Some 85,000 children and families have taken part in the Giant Wiggle since 2014, raising £150,000 for Action for Children.