CHILDREN in Trafford have been saving other babies’ lives by dressing up as nature explorers and taking part in a sponsored Jinglethon.

Jo Jingles in Sale and Timperley went exploring through a cave, pond and farm, led by their mascot doll, Jo, all while enjoying interactive music, singing and movement.

The event took place across the week all to raise money for the charity, Tommy's, which helps to fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

Charlotte Heywood, who runs classes across South Manchester said: "We always do charity work for Children in Need and this year we wanted to support charity closer to home. A few people that visit the franchise have been directly affected by the issues that Tommy's deal with and the charity has always been really supportive of us here and the work we do."

Jo Jingles is an established music and movement class that offers educational activity for children from three months to five-years-old.

Across South Manchester the team managed to raise over £1000.

Tommy's hope to raise £100,000 from the Jinglethon across the UK. The charity said: "This could help up to 6,000 families visit Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, and realise their dream of having a baby. At present, 1 in 4 women in the UK lose a baby during pregnancy or just after birth, and around 1 in every 27 babies are stillborn per year, equivalent to 10 babies a day. In addition, 684 babies are miscarried a day."

The Tommy’s Jinglethon is supported by Little Dish, maker of food for kids. Hillary Graves, Founder of Little Dish, said: “Little Dish is delighted to take part in this year’s Jinglethon and to support Tommy’s important research helping more people realise their dream of becoming parents.”