Little elves raise money for CHAS with festive toddle walk

The family fun even took place on Sunday, November 19, following the success of the inaugural event last year at The Centre, Livingston.

Over 300 people took part in the annual one-mile “Elf Toddle Walk” to raise money for the children’s charity, CHAS.

The family fun even took place on Sunday, November 19, following the success of the inaugural event last year at The Centre, Livingston.

The event has become a firm fixture in the Christmas calendar for families and saw hundreds of little toddlers embark on a one mile walk around the shopping centre, joined by acrobatic elves and Christmas characters including a Snowman and Reindeer.

Livingston Women’s FC footballers also joined in the fun and ran a light warm up for the toddlers.

Elf Toddle Walk The Centre, Livingston.

To help the participants on their way, Go Radio, provided some festive tunes and led a Jingle Bells sing-along before the countdown took place and starting whistle was blown.

After crossing the finish line all the children received a commemorative wooden keepsake medal and chocolate coins, presented by the management team at The Centre who were joined by an Elf character.

Patrick Robbertze, centre director at The Centre, Livingston, said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to our annual Elf Toddle Walk at The Centre, Livingston, to help raise funds for the children’s charity, CHAS.

“It was great to welcome even more people this year!

“A big thank you also to all of our volunteers and everyone who helped make it a huge success, including the acrobats, elf helpers, Singergie Choir, Livingston Women’s FC – it was such a great way to spend a Sunday morning, having fun and raising funds at the same time for such a worthy cause.”

Zhenya Dove, community fundraiser at CHAS, said: “We are so grateful to all the elf-tastic participants, who joined us for the annual Elf Toddle Walk!

“Every smile and every step came with an added bonus of making a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families supported by CHAS.

“We can’t thank The Centre enough for their support and for organising such a fantastic event.”

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