Little Doers is a not-for-profit association which believes that children of a young age can feel a great sense of empowerment and accomplishment from learning about causes, choosing a charity and putting in effort to support it. We are not competative, and we encourage all our Little Doers to simply do their best. Learning to give is a lifelong journey. We believe it's not only how you change the world but how you treat the people around you.
26th October 2014 will see the Melbourne Kids’ Fun Run take place in Malvern, offering your children the chance to run a 500m/1km/2km track (with an adult), get some sponsorship from family and friends, choose a charity to support and learn about the charity, do crafty charity activities and Meet the Charities in The Giving Tent. What could be better?
Children aged 0 – 10 are invited to take part. Children who are too young to walk can be pushed in a pram or trike but we do encourage children who are 3+ to try the run and feel pride at the end! This year we have introduced a new 500 metre mini-run.
The run will take place on 26th October from 9am-12noon.
Check in on the day starts at 9am to receive a t-shirt with warm-up activities taking place to keep kids busy and the run itself will commence at 10am. From 10.30 The Giving Tent will open itself to craft activities and opportunities to meet the charity representatives. 11am will see the Live Music begin as families find a space to picnic. At 12 noon, exhausted, we will all go home.
Malvern Gardens is located on the corner of Spring St, Malvern, between High st and Malvern Rd. It is near Glenferrie Rd. There is free parking available on all four sides of the park. Please see the map below
If you register as a family, you will complete details for each child and have a family fundraising page supporting a single charity.
If your children wish to support different charities then you will need to register each child by logging out and then logging in again or using an alternative email address. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require help.
Parents: Please do not enter your own D.O.B and t-shirt size; please ensure that you DO enter t-shirts size, choice of run and D.O.B details for each child who is participating.
Stay in Touch
Check out www.littledoers.org for more information about the charities and event as well as kid info-sheets for each charity including guided questions and suggested books.
Here is a little video to inspire your Little Doer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pNu6_VZUAQ
Parent-friendly descriptions can be found below but for kids under 10 years old here is some information for you.
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