Teddies For Kids Living With Cancer

Teddies can mean the world to a child. Whether times are good or bad, the soft, cuddly and ever friendly animals hold steadfast in their firm and undemanding friendship.

That’s why we are supporting Cancer Recovery UK’s attempt to send out 2000 goody bags, with as many teddies as possible, to children living with cancer in 80 hospitals across the UK in time for Easter. With a recent mention in Let’s Get Crafting magazine, we’re sure that hundreds of teddies will bring about hundreds of smiles.

For a simple teddy pattern just go to our Charity Projects and Patterns page. Completed items can be sent directly to Cancer Recovery UK at:

Hannah Bellamy,
Cancer Recovery Foundation UK,
74A Station Road East,
Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0PG

Claire Trevethan of Cancer Recovery UK said:

‘The toys really do make a huge difference to the Children and Young people whilst they are in hospital. When a child is affected by cancer their whole world and the world of the people around them is turned upside down, our gift bags help to put the smiles back on their faces and keep them positive. The Children love the knitted toys as they are soft to cuddle and nice to sleep with. Several play therapists have told us that children tend to regress a bit when they are sick and are often happiest with a cuddly toy – even the teens when they think no one is looking of course.’

Some of the children also has something to say:

“Thank you for my sister’s bear she has been very brave this year but has not smiled much. Your gifts made her happy”  Sister of Belle Manyyre age 5 

A gift like this goes a long way.

“I like my teddy. Big children like presents too” Emily age 13