Our main sponsor
Toddlebox, brought to you by Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, sponsors The Big Toddle for Barnardos. The entire cost, including this website and all of our Big Toddle pack materials, are covered by Toddlebox. This means that all funds raised by you and your little ones goes directly to Barnardos Early Years work. Programmes for children who need additional supports to prepare them for the transition to primary school, including literacy and social skills development.
This means that every small step taken by your toddlers can bring healthier and happier futures to the thousands of children Barnardos works with. Ensuring that some of the youngest and most vulnerable children we work with are best prepared for the transition to ‘big school’ and get the best possible start in life.
"Toddlebox are delighted to be the sponsor for the Big Toddle for Barnardos" said Maria Murphy, Marketing Director with Toddlebox. "There is a strong synergy between this event and our vision at Toddlebox, which is to educate and support parents around toddlers unique nutritional needs, so we can help make a difference to their future health. Toddlebox believe that every child deserves the best nutrition. Like Barnardos, Toddlebox recognise that the early years of life are an important time for growth and development, and for giving children the best possible start in life."
"We'd encourage everyone with toddlers to sign up today", Ms Murphy continued. "It's a fun event that children love to take part in and it's a great way for children to learn the importance of helping others so let's make this year's event the most successful yet."
Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition have been supporting Barnardos and the Big Toddle since 2004. 2018 is our 15th year of The Big Toddle for Barnardos with support from Danone. To date nearly 350,000 children have taken part in the Big Toddle and together they have raised an incredible €3.8 million in support of Barnardos work.
Our other partners
Barnardos are also grateful to our exclusive media partner, the Irish Daily Mail, who generous support helps us bring the Toddle to a wider audience. Be sure to look out for our special in paper colouring completion during Toddle Time!
Thank you also to our friends in Garden Play for generously donating fantastic playhouses as a prizes for our Big Toddle for Barnardos colouring competitions.