Action for Children and The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ host fundraising event for tots

Linlithgow Primary Nursery caterpillar conga
Linlithgow Primary Nursery caterpillar conga

One hundred Linlithgow youngsters got their wiggle on to raise money for a children’s charity. The Very Hungry Caterpillar conga was organised in aid of Action for Children.

The children are teaming up with Action for Children and The World of Eric Carle™ for the first ever Giant Wiggle fundraiser.

Primary schools, nurseries and groups for under-fives across the UK hosted a sponsored Giant Wiggle events to celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day on 20 March 2014.

The day marks both the start of the 45th anniversary celebration of Eric Carle’s beloved book and Action for Children’s 145th year.

The sponsored event at Linlithgow Primary Nursery brought together under-fives to wiggle along in giant caterpillar conga lines, encouraging them to help others, and feeding their imaginations through storytelling and creative activities.

Lisa Menmuir, early years principle teacher at Linlithgow Primary Nursery, said: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ is a firm favourite with our pupils and we are really excited about celebrating important anniversaries for both the book and Action for Children by taking part in the Giant Wiggle.”

All funds raised will be donated to Action for Children, supporting its work with the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people, and families.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has sold over 36 million copies since it was first published in 1969. Today it is the most-read children’s book in the UK. In British primary schools it is read, on average, nine times each year.