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Children in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to play their part in a drive to raise thousands for a baby charity. Tommy’s – which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth – is launching a Sensathon this summer. The Lichfield Toddler Sense group will be throwing open its doors to youngsters between 13 months and four years to take part in a Wild West-themed event. Organisers hope their tiny guests will don their cowboy and cowgirl hats to enjoy a sponsored song, story-telling and play session. Event organiser Lisa Howard, from Burntwood, said: “We’re delighted to be part of the first ever Sensathon and promise mums, dads, and toddlers a play-time adventure they’ll never forget. “Everything we do is designed to stimulate the senses and give toddlers fresh, fun experiences in an exciting environment that will keep them smiling all day long. “Sensathon will double the fun by creating a special themed day for all the family while also raising money for a good cause.” The Lichfield Sensathon is one of more than 200 events that will be taking place across England and Scotland, with the aim of raising more than £100,000 for Tommy’s. Jane Brewin, chief executive of Tommy’s, said: “Sensathon is guaranteed to be a fantastic experience for babies, toddlers and parents alike and it’s a real privilege to get involved in an event where babies having fun will help save babies’ lives. “Tommy’s currently runs three research centres investigating the causes and treatments for pregnancy complications, and the money raised by Sensathon will go towards opening a fourth centre so we can support more families on the journey to becoming a parent.” Lichfield Sensathon will take place on June 25 in Shestone Village Hall and on June 27 at Lichfield City Football Club from 9.30am to 11.30am. For more details and to book a place, call Lisa Howard on 07813 640977 or email


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