BROMSGROVE youngsters enjoyed wiggling at a special event raising funds for a children's charity.

Children from the Pear Tree Children's Centre, in Sidemoor, and the Tulip Tree Centre, in Catshill, took part in the Giant Wiggle event on Thursday, (March 20), to mark The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day.

The event was organised to raise money for Action for Children, the charity that works to support the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK.

The day, celebrated annually, marks the start of the 45th anniversary celebration of the UK’s most read children’s book, and 2014 marks Action for Children’s 145th year.

Sidemoor youngsters took part in the event at the town's Recreation Ground where they were challenged and sponsored to wiggle along in giant caterpillar conga lines, and also get involved in creative activities linked to the book.

Sue Connor, children’s services manager for Action for Children, said: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a firm favourite at our children’s centres and we were really excited about celebrating important anniversaries for both the book and Action for Children, by taking part in the Giant Wiggle.”