A UTTOXETER nursery has completed a ‘sponsored wiggle’ to mark two significant milestones for youngsters.
This year marks the 145th anniversary of the establishment of Action for Children and the 45th anniversary of youngsters’ tale The Hungry Caterpillar.
And, to mark the anniversaries, Happy Hours Day nursery children dressed up as caterpillars and undertook a sponsored walk through Uttoxeter.
Although the total cash is still being collated, the nursery looks set to raise hundreds of pounds for Action for Children.
Happy Hours’ owner and manager Jayne Lawton said the project had taught youngsters at the nursery about Action for Children and the underprivileged children it helps.
She said: “All week we’ve been doing activities based on The Hungry Caterpillar and we’ve taught the children all about the life cycle of caterpillars.
“We’ve also been telling them how lucky they are compared so some other children their age around the world.
“They fully understood why we decided to do the sponsored wiggle.
“It’s so important for them to understand the importance of charity and how they can help other less fortunate than themselves.”
Thomas Alleyne’s High School pupils gave up their free time to accompany the children and ensure they were safe as they walked through town.
On April 5 Happy Hours will hold a coffee morning to raise cash for Alleyne’s pupils doing the World Challenge.