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Teddies for Tragedies

Our Teddy donations continue to grow and we receive donations of teddies and other items from kind, caring people in Queensferry, and further afield.

In 2018 we received an amazing 675 Teddies, and around 1,750 other items. Since this initiative was started here by the Guild in 1999 we have given love and comfort to well over 7,000 children. Many more have benefitted from other knitted items donated to us.

Teddies are distributed to The West Lothian Group of Friends of Chernobyl’s Children ,based in Broxburn, to the charity “Hand in Hand for Aid and Developement”who work with partner organisations in Syria, ensuring teddies reach the children in the refugee camps.

3 Nurses from Lochgelly set up the charity Haiti Help providing free medical treatment to victims of the 2010 earthquake and supporting an orphanage on the Island of La Gonave, where some of our teddies find children who need their love.

Teddies also go to the Bethel Orphanage in Juarez, Mexicowho care for neglected, abused and abandoned children.

The many hats, scarves and mitts/gloves go to Blythswood Care in Glasgow and are added to their Christmas Shoe Boxes which are sent to more than eight countries in Eastern Europe.

Many items such as teddies, blankets and warm hats go to children in Eastern Europe with The Scottish Emergency Rescue Association train men as fire fighters in Serbia, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, and take some of our teddies with them.

Re-Act who work with Syrian refugees, mainly in camps in the Greek island of Samos receive a considerable amount of blankets, teddies and any warm clothing donated to us.

We continue to have our annual fundraising coffee mornings which are well supported and any money raised helps to keep this initiative running.

Sadly there is always a need somewhere for the comfort these little teddies bring, so please keep your donations coming, whether it be the knitted teddies, blankets, hats, scarves or mitts.

For more information contact Norma or email the Church office.

Click here for information, patterns etc. Patterns are also held in ‘Claire Bear’s’ folder in the Hillstop Lounge, QPC.

Donations of Teddies, Blankets, Beanie Hats, Scarves and Mitts etc, can be left for Norma in the Church Coffee Lounge on weekday mornings.

Further Information

When and Where

Church Coffee LoungeMon-Fri, 10am - 11.30am for donations.

Contact Info

Norma Brown
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