Young or old, I think we all (secretly) enjoy jumping up in muddy puddles, and from experience it’s a great stress buster! Fortunately, there’s a great excuse to get out in your wellies this week as Save The Children have just launched their Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk Week, to help raise money for their great cause, and they have asked Mam Cymru to share this information with our readers!
It’s Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk Week for Save the Children -23-29 April
If anyone is used to the great outdoors, the adventurer and elite Ultra endurance marathon runner and award-winning TV presenter Lowri Morgan is in her element.
The Gower-born athlete and mother to 3 year-old Gwilym, is encouraging the Welsh public to take part and organise their own Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children next week between 23-29 April.
Last year saw 160,000 children across the UK take part in raising an incredible £243,000 for Save the Children’s vital work, and this year the charity hopes even more people will sign up, take part and donate. By raising money for Save the Children this will help support the charity’s work to give every last child the chance to learn, play and grow up healthy and happy. Millions of children around the world are missing out on this – just because of where they’re born.
Organising a Muddy Puddle Walk is also a great way for families and children at nurseries and schools to explore the world around them and jump in muddy puddles, like Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig, for a worthy cause. Whether it’s splashing in puddles along a trail at the park or getting creative and making puddles indoors from paper and foil – it’s a fun day to spend together and raise funds in the way that suits you – help walkers get sponsored for their walk, ask for a donation to take part or even bake Muddy Puddle cupcakes to sell on the day!
Lowri Morgan who has completed ultra-marathons in the Arctic and through the muddy waters of the Amazon said: “What a great idea this is! I spent most of my childhood playing outside and building dens, jumping in muddy puddles and creating mud-cakes was a natural part of growing up for me. And I’m re-living that now with my son Gwilym, who also likes playing outside, going for walks and jumping in every muddy puddle we see on the way!
“Muddy Puddle Walk is a great incentive to get families to go out on a walk, to explore and take in the wonders of nature around them and just have some fun in the fresh air. You’ll be helping other families around the world by organising your own walk and getting others to sponsor you. So get your wellies on and get muddy for a good cause!”
Louise Davies, Head of Save the Children in Wales added: “We hope many families, nurseries and schools from all across Wales will get outside, come rain or shine, and help raise much needed funds for Save the Children. It’s so easy to take part and it’s the perfect excuse to explore the outdoors with your little ones. By jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig and raising money for Save the Children you can help give children a brighter future.”
Sign up now at MuddyPuddleWalk.org for your free Muddy Puddle Walk Fundraising Pack full of fun Peppa Pig inspired activities to help you get started – with tips for great walks indoors and out, fundraising ideas, fun activities to get your walkers ready for the big day and at the end of the walk, there’s a free Peppa Pig sticker reward for every child. The fundraising packs and other resources are also available in Welsh.
Get your wellies on now and get fundraising! Don’t forget to share your photos with us @mamicymru
By Heulwen Davies, Mam Cymru.