Freemasons of Cornwall’s Teddies for Loving Care scheme.
12:00pm Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
Children visiting Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Harbour will get some extra comfort thanks to the Freemasons of Cornwall’s Teddies for Loving Care scheme.
Assistant Provincial Grand Master Robbie Alberry delivered more than 70 Teddy bears to the hospice for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions to take home with them.
The scheme, which is part of the Care in the Community campaign being run by the Freemasons of Cornwall, was introduced four years ago with the aim of giving comfort to children with medical needs. Hundreds of bears have been donated to children’s wards in Cornwall since 2008, with the latest batch of furry friends gifted to the homely children’s hospice in Porthpean.
Mr Alberry said: “On behalf of the Freemasons of Cornwall, I am delighted that we are now able to donate the Teddies for the children at Little Harbour. It is our hope that they will be a new cuddly friend for a child.”
Children with a range of conditions, which mean they are not expected to reach adulthood, go to Little Harbour for respite with their families.
Mary Murfin, local community fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West, who received the Teddies, said: “The Freemasons of Cornwall have been fantastic supporters over the years, raising thousands of pounds to help build Little Harbour, and to help keep it running. We are all about making the most of short and precious lives, and I’m sure the bears will go down well with the children.”