Raising funds for the supply of cuddly toys to Accident & Emergency Units for children in severe distress.
The teddy bears and soft toys provided by Freemasons are used by medical staff, to give at their discretion, to children who are in severe distress whilst in hospital. The teddies are used to help alleviate the stress and assist the medical staff in their work and the child is allowed to take the teddy home with them.
More than one million teddies have been distributed to children since the appeal began in Essex in 2001 – going on to become a nationwide appeal.
Less than 1% of the donations received is spent on fund raising and PR, with every penny of the remainder being used to purchase the teddies or urgently needed paediatric equpiment for A&E untis.
99% of the donations made to the appeal are from Freemasons, but donations are welcome from anyone who wishes to help.
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