CHILDRENS centres across Bromsgrove are being encouraged to take part in a fun event celebrating a special anniversary of a classic book.

On March 20, the 45th anniversary of the UK's most read childrens book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is being celebrated.

This year is also the 145th anniversary of Action for Children.

The charity supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to transform their lives.

To mark the double anniversary the charity is teaming up with The World of Eric Carle - the author and illustrator of the classic book - to organise a fund-raising Giant Wiggle.

Designed for under fives, the youngsters are challenged to wiggle along in giant caterpillar conga lines, ensuring they have fun while helping others.

Children are encouraged to be sponsored to take part, with the money raised being donated to Action for Children.

Amanda Quinn, Action for Children fund-raiser, said: “What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Eric Carle’s beloved book than by getting kids active and having fun.

“By hosting a sponsored wiggle at your centre you will be helping us continue to support vulnerable children, young people and families in the heart of communities in Bromsgrove, and across the UK."

For more details or to register for a fund-raising pack visit or call 0300 123 2112.