Swashbuckling pirates toddle in Victoria Park to get ‘swag’ for Barnardo’s charity

PUBLISHED: 15:12 29 July 2015

Toddler pirates who invaded Vicky Park [photo: Mat Webb]

Toddler pirates who invaded Vicky Park [photo: Mat Webb]

© Mat Webb

A band of young pirates broke free from their nursery and invaded Victoria Park in a bounty-seeking adventure for East London’s Barnardo’s charity.

The under-fives from Barnardo’s Wetherell Nursery in South Hackney took part in a sponsored half-mile toddle through the park, near their playground.

The youngest pirate was a four-day-old baby whose name is already down to join the nursery in 2017!

“The children enjoyed a rip-roaring adventure in the park,” Wetherell nursery manager Rebecca Polsom said. “The amount they’ve raised in sponsorship has been fantastic. They’re so pleased.”

The ‘pirates’ raised £830 to support the charity’s work with vulnerable children and young people.

The Barnardo’s charity is urging other nurseries and toddler groups to organise their own pirate-toddle during the summer to raise funds.

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