Marie Curie is calling on young fundraisers in Sussex to take part in a penguin parade for families affected by terminal illness.
The newly launched Penguin Parade will see young children go for a waddle of any distance at their school, to raise money and help local families affected by terminal illness over the festive season. The fundraiser is fronted by Penelope the Penguin, who will make an appearance in plush toy form at nurseries and schools taking part.
Clara Gill, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser in Sussex said, “We’re so excited to be launching this brand-new fundraising event and hope our young supporters enjoy stretching their legs and going for a little waddle with Penelope. Christmas can be a difficult time for those who are bereaved, living with a terminal illness or caring for a loved one at the end of life. By taking part in the Penguin Parade, you can help us continue to be there for everyone who will need us now and in the future.”
The Penguin Parade is aimed at children aged 1-6, and the charity recommends taking part in small groups, such as nurseries or primary schools. Once signed up, participating nurseries and schools will get everything they need for the Penguin Parade, including a Penelope the Penguin soft cuddly toy.