TLC is celebrating its 21st birthday this year so we decided to celebrate all the hardworking Freemasons that volunteer on the scheme by sending out our Head Teddy (‘Red’ to his friends) to visit many of the Provinces and Districts that run TLC as well as the busy hospitals they help.
Over the next few weeks you can follow ‘Red Teddy’ on his adventures and meet some of our fantastic TLC volunteers and supporters!
Find out in our next post what happened earlier today as Red Teddy launched his tour where it all began… at Southend University Hospital in Essex!
Posts will be live at about 3pm every day on the TLC facebook page.
The Teddies for Loving Care initiative provides unique cuddly bears to Accident & Emergency departments for medical staff to give at their discretion to young children. The bears are used to calm children down, reward them for being brave or to demonstrate procedures. Often the bears distract children so nurses and doctors can get their jobs done quickly and efficiently. The TLC teddy has become an invaluable tool for medical professionals and a real comfort for children.