Teddies for Loving Care Somerset are pleased to announce that they have donated their 50,000 teddy!
Somerset PGM, David Medlock joined TLC co-ordinator, Roger Penny, to present their 50,000th teddy to Senior Sister, Kirsty Butler, outside the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
TLC Somerset have been delivering TLC teddies for almost 20 years and supply fourteen hospitals in the county. Kirsty Butler said:
The Teddies make such a difference. The children love them and we are so grateful to the Somerset Freemasons for these thoughtful gifts
To see the contentment that our bears bring to young patients in distress makes it all worthwhile. We regularly hear grateful comments from hospital staff and parents who find the teddies most helpful in calming their distressed children
Other initiatives include helping the hospices around Somerset by providing “bereavement bears”. The little bears comfort the children of families suffering the loss of a loved one. Somerset TLC have also recently raffled a bear in aid of the NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day and raised well over £1000.
Roger went on to say:
It is a privilege to help the causes we support and we hope our efforts bring some comfort to those in distress
Photo: Senior Sister, Kirsty Butler receives the 50,000th Somerset Teddy from head of Somerset Freemasons David Medlock (L) and Charity Co-ordinator Roger Penny (R)