The simple objective is for Freemasons to provide teddy bears and soft toys to Accident and Emergency units, for the medical staff, to give, at their discretion, to children admitted who are in severe distress and where the staff feel that a teddy or soft toy to cuddle will help alleviate the stress and assist them in their work.
As a charity, we do not turn down donations from others who see the benefits of the idea, but over 99% of the money needed is being donated by Freemasons.
Yes, they take the teddy home.
Absolutely nothing, time and facilities are donated.
We do spend less than 1% on fundraising and PR, but every penny of the remainder is used to purchase the teddies or urgently needed paediatric equipment for A&E units.
Since the Appeal was founded more than ONE MILLION teddies have been distributed.
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