ON behalf of Barnardo’s, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the under-fives who took part in the Barnardo’s Big Toddle at Dudley Zoo and Castle this summer.

More than 1,400 toddlers from across the West Midlands took part in the sponsored half-mile walk, enjoying a fun day out with their families and carers, despite the rain.

The terrific tots joined nearly half a million youngsters from across the UK who have toddled so far this year, as they raised funds for their local communities and Barnardo’s early-years work.

Well done and thanks for toddling.

Pauline Clark, local fundraiser