Teddies for Loving Care

Red Teddy Arrives in Kent

Red Teddy arrived in East Kent today and was immediately taken for an exciting ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Teddy discovered that the one-third size steam & diesel locomotives have taken passengers along the 13½ miles of track from Hythe to Dungeness since 1927!
 
Later in the day, Ted was taken to the Hythe Venetian Fete where East Kent Group 6 had entered a float with the theme of a Teddy Bears Picnic. The event was really well attended and the Red Teddy was a star attraction!
 
Ted was told that since 2002 TLC East Kent has donated over 160,000 Teddy bears to eleven hospital A&E departments and Minor Injuries Units, the Kent SARCs unit (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and refuges for women & children.
 
TLC teddies are also given to the Recovery Unit of William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where they provide comfort to children as they prepare for surgery, and further comfort as the teddy is returned to them when they leave the theatre. Senior Operating Department Practitioner Paediatric Specialist, Sarah said:
 
“I’ve seen first-hand just how useful these bears can be in alleviating anxiety and normalising clinical procedures, so it is something I personally feel very strongly about. Once again, thank you for your continued support and in fact, all you do with TLC.”
Teddy is back on the bus now and nearly at the end of his tour…, if only the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway went to Surrey!
 

How much do these little bears mean!

Images taken from TLC Facebook page. For more images have a look at their facebook and webiste, and keep supporting such a great cause. 

There is certainly one photo on this page that incapsulates Freemasonry at its best, the smile, love, happiness in a time of in trepidation for such young children. 

 

Bringing comfort to children in distress image, tcl

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