Toddle waddle for Menigitis Trust

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Children at Carville Primary School in Wallsend toddled around their school field last week to raise money for the Meningitis Trust.

The under 5s at the schoolhelped raised awareness amongst staff and parents, and everyone who took received a life-saving signs and symptoms card.

Sponsorship money raised by the little ducklings went to the Meningitis Trust – the UK’s leading charity that supports families affected by the disease.

Staff at Carville Primary school were inspired to organise a Toddle Waddle as they know how important it is to be aware of meningitis.

Nursery Teacher, Mrs Leslie says, “I really wanted to do something which would help make a difference and raise awareness, as well as money - a Toddle Waddle is the perfect way to do both.”

Anne Currie, the Meningitis Trust’s Director of Fundraising, added: “We’re really grateful to Carville Primary school for holding a Toddle Waddle.

“As a charity that receives no government funding, we rely entirely on the initiative and energy of our supporters, so that we can continue our vital and lifesaving services.”

The Meningitis Trust supports people as they face life after meningitis.

It provides the widest range of free services and community-based support for those affected by meningitis across the UK, raising awareness of the disease and funding research into its long-term impact.