WBro Geoff Bailie PProvJGW Salford District Chairman and WBro Ian Whitehead PProvDepGDC paid a visit to St Ann’s Hospice in Worsley on the 25th July and dropped off a box of TLC Teddies under a new initiative developed for hospices.
They met Ms Kathryn Sexton, the Community Fundraising Officer for St Ann’s Hospice who had contacted WBro Bailie after a conversation with colleague Norma about teddy bears and who remembered the TLC bears. Contact was made and after consultation with WBro Chad Northcott PSGD APGM for Salford, approval was given for the teddies to be used.
Kathryn later contacted WBro Bailie saying: “I just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge THANK YOU for your incredibly kind donation of teddies for our counselling and bereavement support team to use. The teddies are perfect and exactly what they were looking for and I really can’t over emphasise just what a difference this will make to our patients with younger families. It is so comforting for them to share something like this and we are so happy to be able to give them something that they are able to take home and keep for as long as they need it.”
The teddies will be shared over the Hospices three sites and given to both parent and child when they attend the hospice.