What is Tumblethon?
Hello Tumble Tots! Tommy's and Tumble Tots are excited to host the first ever Tommy's Tumblethon; where babies, toddlers and their parents come together to raise money for Tommy’s.
Tumblethon will be taking place in Tumble Tots classes nationwide during November. As this is often the first fundraising event the little ones will have ever done, it's always pretty special. This year we are challenging little ones to dress up as a jungle animal and complete the following 10 challenges in a special jungle themed Tumblethon class:
1 Monkey climbing (opening action song)
2 Climbing and tumbling through the jungle
3 Jumping down from the trees like a tree frog
4 Slithering like a snake
5 Monkey swinging
6 Balancing like a flamingo
7 Balancing & stretching like a giraffe
8 Climbing like a cheetah
9 Prowling and roaring like a lion
10 Rolling like an armadillo
Tumblethon is a really fun experience for all involved, but there’s an important reason behind it too. Every year, 1 in 4 women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth. Tumble Tots is committed to supporting Tommy’s in reducing this unacceptable statistic that devastates families up and down the country.
So every mum, dad and baby taking part will be helping other babies who aren't as lucky. And every pound raised, will help to save babies’ lives. To find out more about Tommy’s life-saving work, please watch our video below:
How will the money be spent?
This year we are aiming to raise a wonderful £150,000 through the Tommy's Tumblethon, which could help to fund our brand new Tommy's research centre - the National Centre for Improving Maternity Care.
1 in 4 parents lose a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth. Tommy’s knows that baby loss is preventable because people who are cared for in Tommy’s clinics are more likely to leave with healthy babies.
More and more people are travelling long distances to be looked after in a Tommy’s centre. Where you live shouldn’t determine if your baby lives. You can help fund a new Tommy’s centre dedicated to improving maternity care across the UK.
Everyone taking part in Tumblethon is encouraged to wear a jungle themed fancy dress costume! We have pulled together some ideas for you in this downloadable guide.
Head over to Escapade fancy dress and use code "Tumble10" to get 10% discount off all full price items!
If you need an extra paper sponsorship form just download and print one here.
Going to all the effort of dressing up for Tumblethon and raising money for Tommy's deserves some recognition. So we have some fantastic prizes to send to each Tumble Tot for their first fundraising challenge.
For every participant who raises even just a pound, a prize will be coming your way*:
Raise £1+ to receive an exclusive Tumblethon certificate
Raise £25+ to receive a certificate, a limited edition Tumblethon keyring and a streamer
Raise £50+ to receive a certificate, a keyring, a streamer, an exclusive Tumblethon mini bear, 2 lummi sticks with 1 bean bag
Raise £100+ to receive a certificate, a keyring, a streamer, a bear, 2 lummi sticks with 1 bean bag, a limited edition Tumblethon tote bag and a foam disc
Raise £200+ to receive a certificate, a keyring, a streamer, a bear, 2 lummi sticks with 1 bean bag, a tote bag, a foam disc, a crocodile water bottle and a Tumble Tots Fun Adventures DVD
Raise £300+ to receive a certificate, a keyring, a streamer, a bear, 2 lummi sticks with 1 bean bag, a tote bag, a foam disc, a crocodile water bottle, a Tumble Tots Fun Adventures DVD, an elephant hand puppet and a small Tumble Tots rag doll
Win a family ticket to Alton Towers! Everyone who fundraises will be entered in to a prize draw to win a family ticket to Alton Towers
Other fundraising ideas
If you don’t want to rely just on your social networks, there is a whole range of ways that you can raise money - from all the usual things like sitting in a bath of beans (if you fancy!), or organising a quiz night (if you have time!) But we know how busy parents with young children can be so we’ll share some ideas which won’t take too much organisation:
Get baking with your little one and sell them for a £1 donation at your work / partners work / school gates / book group.
Kiddy Kit Sale
Arrange a Kiddy Kit Sale to sell off that far-too-small-but-too-good-to-throw-away jumper or toys and raise money for Tumblethon.
Whatever you do to raise money, collect it all and then pay it on to your JustGiving page.
Tumble Tots pride themselves on being the UK’s leading structured physical play programme for children from 6 months to 7 year olds.
Tumble Tots believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joys of growing up, the challenges of developing new skills and the satisfaction of success. Every child that attends Tumble Tots are given a safe environment to do so whilst having fun and receiving a sticker of achievement at the end of every class.
Find out more at www.tumbletots.com
Terms and Conditions
*Amounts exclude gift aid. In order to be eligible for any fundraiser prizes offered by Tommy’s or Tumble Tots all donations must be received by 6th December 2019. Prizes and certificates will be posted out at the end January 2020. Prizes are subject to availability and so may differ from images shown. To be entered into the prize draw for the Alton Towers family ticket, you must either fundraise through setting up your own JustGiving/Virgin Money Giving page or sending a completed sponsorship form to Tommy's and your money must be received by Tommy's by 6th December 2019. You cannot be entered into the prize draw for the Alton Towers family ticket if you only donate in class, or to someone else's fundraising page, or to a shared class fundraising page.