teddies 4 tragedies

 

teddies 4 tragedies

 

teddies 4 tragedies

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teddies 4 tragadies

LET US EXPLAIN – We are not a registered charity. Teddies for Tragedies started as a pattern for knitted teddies intended to bring comfort and hope to children around the world.

HOW IT BEGAN – In 1986 in Somerset, “Superted”, a washable knitted teddy, was added to a consignment of medicines going to a refugee camp in Sudan. The doctor replied “ For some children, these teddies do more good than medicines, giving them hope”. The teddy knitting began, and a bag was added, increasing the play value. In 1991, when the pattern came to Guildford, Surrey, “Teddies for Tragedies” began. Now there are a number of branches around the country.

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Please ensure the squares are square and all a uniform size,
this ensures the squares can be used and the blankets are easy to make up

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Who we are?

BRANCHES – Collect, check and pack the items, then find locally supported missionaries or aid groups working with children in tragic circumstances overseas.  We hope for information back, with photographs when possible.

WHERE DO THEY GO?  To refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, wherever we hear of a need for help.

KNITTERS/CROCHETERS – Many people of all ages and abilities knit/crochet items.  For some, knitting gives a purpose in times of bereavement or illness.  Also, it is a joy to teach grandchildren to knit.

SEWERS – Make bags by hand or by machine for the Teddies to be kept in.

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teddies etc please contact us

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