Big Toddle FAQ's

Answers to some frequently asked questions about the Big Toddle for Barnardos 2020

Q: I just signed up, now what?

Firstly, join the Facebook Group we set up for this challenge. Click 'Join Group'. Once you're in, you can sign up to get your fundraising pack, get tips, be inspired and find out everything you want to know about the event!

Q: What distance do we have to Toddle?

A: Whatever you’d like! Whatever space you have in your living room, or garden is enough. This year’s event is about family fun with arts and craft, dress up, and a short walk to show it all off.

Q: How can I do this challenge and during Covid-19 restrictions?

A great thing about this challenge is that you only need a small amount of space to do a Toddle, in your back garden or living room.

Q: How do I raise money for Barnardos?

Fundraising with Facebook is the easiest way to raise money. You can set up a Facebook fundraiser in a few seconds here; https://www.facebook.com/fund/barnardosireland/.

Make sure to set the end date to 1st August, after your Toddle event, and add “Big Toddle 2020” to the title, then share the page with your Facebook friends.

Q: Where will my friends' sponsorship go?

All Facebook funds go directly to Barnardos. You don't have to worry about this. It happens automatically. The funds you and your little ones raise will support our Early Years services – programmes that ensure some of the youngest and most vulnerable children we work with are best prepared for the transition to ‘big school’ – and this year will see the biggest transition ever.

Q: What should I do if a friend wants to donate but doesn’t have Facebook?

They can donate directly to Barnardos on our website here: barnardos.ie/donate - ask them to note in the comment box that they are sponsoring your Big Toddle at Home event.

Alternatively, your friend/family member can transfer their donation to your bank account and you can make the donation on their behalf from your own credit or debit card to your Facebook fundraising page. You will be able to comment on the donation post on your fundraiser to say where who has made the donation.


Q: How do I extend the closing date on my Facebook Fundraising page?

We have a handy little video here that shows how to change the end date on your fundraising page: https://youtu.be/KtYG4XjHIy0. On your fundraising page, select ‘edit’ or ‘more’ or ‘edit goal’ near the top of the page. Then scroll down and edit the ‘end date’ and select save. Easy-peasy!

Q: My Facebook Fundraiser has ended but I haven't done my Toddle yet, what should I do?

You can copy the info from your Facebook Fundraising Page and start a new one - just make sure you enter the correct closing date of 1st August.

Q: How do I get my free Toddle pack?

We will send you out a Toddle pack, which includes masks, stickers, colouring pages and more, after you fill in your details (address) on our registration form. You'll find the link in our Facebook group!

Any other questions?

Pop them into the Big Toddle 2020 Facebook group, or get in touch with our Community Fundraiser Sarah at sarah.omahony@barnardos.ie