The Teddy Trust became a charity in October much to the team’s delight and so we continue to collect teddies to send to children who are suffering from trauma! or war around the world. In June we managed to send 12,500 teddies to children in war torn Syria and they were distributed to Homs, Aleppo and Damascus and many villages through the Syria Relief and Development organisation. Apparently there were squeals of delight from the children when boxes were opened as none of them had any idea what was inside! I enclose a photo of smiling, happy children.
You can contact us through our website – www.teddytrust.org.uk or via facebook The Teddy Trust or on Twitter @trust_teddy and we are actively hoping for lots more teddies as we continue our work into next year. 6,500 teddies will have been sent to children in Malawi in November in the care of the charity Mary’s Meals and we are sending another 420 to children in a refugee camp in Turkey by Christmas. Now we! are also working with another charity Physionet.com and sending teddies next year to children in Sri Lanka, South Africa and East Ukraine through them.
We do also need funds now as we have to pay customs and shipping so any donations would be most appreciated.
We can only do this through the help and goodwill of children across the country and their parents and teachers and we do so appreciate the love and compassion shown by all who support us. We have also had huge support from the Church of England through the Bishop of Hereford and collections continue in Hereford. Teddies can also be taken to Morrisons in Leominster and Hereford, The Luctonians Sports Club, The ECHO Shop in West Street, Leominster and Santander Bank in Leominster. Also Halo Leisure centre is collecting as are several local schools. Kingsland school has given us large numbers of teddies and continue to support us so we’re very grateful to all the children and teachers there.
Do follow us on Facebook and look up our website – there are lots of lovely stories of teddies arriving from all parts of the country ready to be sent across the world. We also have Bertie’s Blog which children can follow on the website.’
Ellie and the Teddy Team!