St Pancras International was transformed into a scene from the The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ as TV presenter Angellica Bell teamed up with leading charity Action for Children to launch a new fundraising campaign, The Giant Wiggle. Nurseries across the UK will host a Giant Wiggle on 20 March to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved children’s book. The events will bring together under-5s to wiggle in conga lines, encourage them to help others, and open up their imaginations through creative activities.
The charity Action for Children teamed up with TV presenter Angellica Bell and best-selling children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ to get under-5s involved in a sponsored walk to help other children in a fundraising event called The Giant Wiggle. Action for Children provides early years child development, learning and childcare services to thousands of children throughout the UK, through its children’s and family centres.
The charity is encouraging children’s centres, nurseries and groups for the under-5s throughout the UK to host sponsored Giant Wiggle events on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, 20th March 2014. The day, celebrated annually, marks the start of the 45th anniversary celebration of Eric Carle’s beloved book and 2014 marks Action for Children’s 145th year.
The events will bring children together to wiggle along in giant caterpillar conga lines and also encourage them to play and develop their imaginations through storytelling and creativity.
All money raised through the event will support Action for Children’s work across the country to help vulnerable children, young people and families in the heart of communities.
For more information on how to organise your own Giant Wiggle at your nursery or children’s centre visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk/