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Jiggy Wrigglers announce Kidscan as Charity of the Year

Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is pleased to announce that Jiggy Wrigglers have chosen Kidscan as their charity of the year, despite the impact of Covid19.

In March 2020, as social distancing was implemented and lockdown was imminent, Jiggy Wrigglers made the decision to temporarily close all classes nationwide, but pledged to provide free online videos to keep children across the UK moving.

On Monday, Jiggy Wrigglers made the company wide decision to extend the cancellation of physical classes until September to ensure that all the chidren who usually attend their classes are safe, and instead announced they will be running their much loved movement classes live and online.

Despite seeing a drop in income across the company, Jiggy Wrigglers chose to continue to supporting charity by choosing Kidscan as their charity of the year. From Monday some of the live classes have chosen to donate a percentage of their entry fees directly to Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research.

Katie Clunn, Managing Director of Jiggy Wrigglers explained “I chose Kidscan as it focuses on children. I didn’t want a large charity where our donations may have got lost, I wanted a charity that we can work with and help over the coming years and grow with.”

“We will be actively promoting that all donations made via our go fund me account, our Youtube channel and those franchises that have chosen to donate money from their live sessions will be going to Kidscan.”

Kirsty Leigh Head of Operations and Marketing added “We were very excited to hear that Jiggy Wrigglers have decided to support us, especially during such a difficult time. We understand how hard the current climate can be for small companies, which makes this gesture even more humbling”

Jiggy Wrigglers provide a range of Music, Dance and Movement groups for children aged 0-5 and their families. With over 28 franchises across the UK, covering 50 areas Jiggy Wigglers provide a range of classes from Jiggy Tots to Jiggy Mixed. They are dedicated to “letting kids be kids” whilst helping them grow, learn and socialise using special songs and Jiggy Wriggler Puppets!

Kirsty commented: “For us the relationship with Jiggy Wrigglers is especially poignant, 60% of childhood cancer survivors will suffer late effects from treatments. These late-effects can often include weakness, issues with mobility and problems with joints and bones. Jiggy Wrigglers recognises the importance of keeping moving, something particularly important for childhood cancer survivors”

Jiggy Wrigglers’ Live sessions will be running from Monday and can be found online on their Facebook page. Alternatively local Jiggy Wriggler Franchises (a list of which can be found on the Jiggy Wriggler website) will be running their own sessions. In addition free Jiggy Wriggler sessions can be found on their YouTube channel.

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