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Teddies for Tragedies

August 2017 Update

This year’s teddies are ready to begin their journey. They will be following over 6,000 teddies and other knitted items previously sent from QPC. The teddies will soon find new owners among children who desperately need love and belonging. Come along to join us as we cheer and bless them on their way at the services on Sunday 20th August.

In the past 2 years, we have distributed teddies to Chernobyl, Romania, Haiti and Scotland. We’ve also sent teddies to children in Nepal and Malawi, along with other donated knitted itemssuch as blankets, hats, scarves, mitts and other knitwear. Blythswood Care are accepting beanie hats, scarves and mitts to add to their Christmas Box Appeal.

Through Queensferry’s Nepal appeal, which started in June last year, we have sent over 2,300 donated items, made with love, by caring, generous people from all over, to children suffering from the effects of the earthquakes early last year.

This year there will be a consignment of teddies going to Moldova with our local Firemen through Fire Service and Ambulance Aid, supported by Blythswood Care, Glasgow.

Sadly there is always a need somewhere for the comfort these little teddies bring, so please keep your donations coming, whether it be the knitted teddies, blankets, hats, scarves or mitts.

For more information contact Norma or email the Church office.

Teddies for Tragedies is a knitting pattern for special teddies, which are donated annually to vulnerable children around the world. Volunteers are from all over and need not be church members.

Annual distribution of donations are normally around the end of October.

Click here for information, patterns etc.
Patterns are also held in ‘Claire Bear’s’ folder in the Hillstop Lounge, QPC.

2013 saw another bumper year of donations from kind, caring ladies, of 475 Teddies, 84 blankets, 148 hats, 42 scarves, and other knitted goods. Our annual Blessing Service was held on 3rd November and the Teddies etc started their long journey the following morning to bring love, hope and comfort to children in Malawi (the Teddies, with hugs, in drawstring bags, via The Raven Trust, Argyll), and Eastern Europe (the other knitted items via Blythswood Care, Glasgow). If you can knit, crochet and/or machine stitch, volunteers are always welcome, and needed!

Read ClaireBear’s Blog at - http://clairebeardotme.wordpress.com

Further Information

Donations of Teddies, Blankets, Beanie Hats, Scarves and Mitts etc, can be left for Norma in the Church Coffee Lounge on weekday mornings.

When and Where

Church Coffee LoungeMon-Fri, 10am - 11.30am for donations.

Contact Info

Norma Brown
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