Hungry Caterpillar Day organisers urge Galloway to join in

The charity Action for Children is teaming up with The World of Eric Carle and encouraging nurseries in Dumfries and Galloway to host a Giant Wiggle event on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, 20 March.

The day, celebrated annually, marks the start of the 45th anniversary celebration of the UK’s most read children’s book, and 2014 marks Action for Children’s 145th year.

The event hopes to bring together under-5s to wiggle along in giant caterpillar conga lines, encourage them to help others, and open up their imaginations through storytelling and creative activities.

Helen Quigley, fundraising manager at Action for Children, said: “What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved book than by getting kids active and having fun?

“By hosting a sponsored Giant Wiggle at your nursery you will be helping us continue to support vulnerable children, young people and families in the heart of communities in Dumfries and Galloway, and across the UK.

“If you would like to join in the celebrations on 20 March and organise a Giant Wiggle at your local nursery, then please get in touch and we’ll send you everything you need.”

For more information, and to register for a fundraising pack to host a Giant Wiggle near you, visit or telephone 0300 123 2112 (lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).