The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of dozens of toddlers who put their best feet forward in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.
The young fund-raisers took on a 100, 250 or 500 metre course on Hardwick Heath, in Bury St Edmunds, for the inaugural ‘Toddle for Tots’.
Two-year-old Olivia Ramsay, who was treated at the hospital for hip dysplasia, launched the event.
The toddle has raised funds towards the refurbishment of the hospital’s eight labour suites.
Sue Smith, fund-raising manager for the hospital’s My WiSH Charity, said: “No-one’s spirits were dampened which was amazing and the people who turned out regardless of the weather showed how passionate they are about supporting the hospital.
“We had a lot more people than anticipated. Some of the children actually ran the route which was brilliant.”
She added that they are looking to hold another Toddle for Tots before the end of the year.
Among those who took part were Macie Clarke and Reuben Agius, who generated £150 and £65 respectively through fund-raising sites.
Charity mascot Dr Edmund also accompanied the youngsters. All participants in the toddle received a medal.