Swashbuckling pirates toddle in Victoria Park to get ‘swag’ for Barnardo’s charity
PUBLISHED: 15:12 29 July 2015
Â© 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.