Warwickshire sensathon fundraising event was a Wild West success

Warwickshrie Toddler Sense held a Wild West-themed Sensathon to raise money for the charity Tommy's.
Warwickshrie Toddler Sense held a Wild West-themed Sensathon to raise money for the charity Tommy's.

Warwickshire toddlers have help to raise more than £800 to help save babies’ lives by taking part in a ‘sensathon’ event.

Warwickshire Toddler Sense which holds groups, in Leamington and Whitnash, held the Wild West-themed event last month with 30 youngsters dressing up as cowboys and cowgirls before setting off on an imaginative adventure.

Greeted on arrival with country and western music, the toddlers were treated to an action packed day including visiting the rodeo centre, songs around the campfire and hearing the story of Little Big Horn in the Last Chance Saloon.

The event raised £862 for the charity Tommy’s.

Toddler Sense manager Jennifer Featherstone said: “Sensathon was a roaring success and there was not a baby who wasn’t in awe of everything.

“All the mums and dads had gone the whole way in supporting the day, putting together amazing cowboya and cowgirl outfits for their children and some turned up in fancy dress themselves.

“We’re very proud to be working with Tommy’s this year, and we know that some of the families here will have their own stories and personal reasons for getting behind this important charity. We want to thank everyone who took part and made the day so special.”

Warwickshire Toddler Sense was one of more than 200 franchises taking part across the UK aiming to raise £100,000 for Tommy’s.

Every year, one in four parents-to-be will lose a baby during pregnancy or at birth.

Tommy’s funds medical research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provides advice and support for all parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Jane Brewin, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We’re delighted the Sensathon was such a great experience for parents and babies alike and we have been really touched by the enthusiasm and support for our charity shown by everyone who took part.”