George and Peppa Pig were joined by over 100 island youngsters for the first ever Stornoway Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk
More than 100 children took part in the first Stornoway Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk on Saturday (April 28th) raising more than £1,000 for Save the Children.
Starting and finishing at Bayhead Playpark, the island youngsters took on a half mile walk to Lews Castle Grounds, led by mascots Peppa and George Pig.
The walk was the idea of three year old Bethany Macleod from Stornoway, who is huge fan of Peppa Pig and wanted to do something to help children in need across the world.
Bethany Macleod says a big Thank You to everyone who joined in on the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk
Bethany said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to the Peppa Pig Walk, I hope you had fun and we raised lots of money to help other children.”
Her mum Michelle added: “We were overwhelmed with the amount of money raised on the day and through the justgiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michelle-macleod4 where people can still donate until the end of the week.
“An additional Buggyfit event is also being held by Carly Yoga to add on to the total already raised.”
Michelle added: “A big thank you to all who helped out on the day to make it a special event and we hope to do it again next year.”
Fun on the Peppa Pig Bouncy Castle, thanks to the Bayhead Community Association
The sun shone for a morning of fun in the Park which included a Peppa Pig bouncy castle and refreshments provided by the Bayhead Community Association who are working alongside Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to make improvements to the park.
On the day a member of the Comhairle’s Community Learning and Development team was there to encourage people to make suggestions for the park and they have received some great ideas.
The Peppa Pig and George Pig mascots were provided by the Western Isles Lottery who kindly sponsored the event and the costumes are now available for hire for community events.
The George and Peppa Pig outfits are now available to hire from Western Isles Lottery
By raising money for Save the Children, local children 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.
Sophie Pirouet, Fundraising Campaigns Manager at Save the Children, said: “We’re so pleased to see everyone getting outside this Spring, come rain or shine, and helping raise much needed funds for Save the Children.
“By jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig and raising money for Save the Children everyone taking part is helping give children a brighter future.”