Teddies for Loving Care

Teddies for Loving Care

  • TLC is a registered charity operated by, and funded with, donations from freemasons
  • TLC started in the UK & has spread to Ireland, Cyprus, Spain, USA, South Africa and Australia
  • Teddy Bears are supplied to Hospital A&E s and Minor Injury Units all over the World
  • The Scheme donates the teddy bears to hospital staff, which are given at their discretion to children who are admitted, in severe distress, where the staff feel that a teddy to cuddle will help to relieve that distress and will aid the staff in giving required treatment
  • The idea began following the resuscitation of a Freemason’s wife in an Essex A&E unit following an allergic reaction. The couple were so grateful for the caring attention they received during this traumatic experience that they vowed to do something useful as a “thank you” and discussions with his lodge led to the scheme being founded.
  • Over 90% of the funds required to relieve these severely distressed children is donated by Freemasons in the local areas where the Teddies are distributed
    • Lodges hold raffles or put on other fund raising events 
    • A small amount is raised by parents grateful for the support the scheme has provided to their children
  • The TLC Appeal enables Freemasons to make a positive difference in local communities
  • It provides relief to distressed toddlers
  • It raises public awareness of the contribution Freemasonry makes to the community and demonstrates the principles of Freemasonry
  • The teddies are greatly appreciated by the recipients, their parents and the hospital staff

If you would like to make a donation.

HSBC BANK
Sort: 40-46-18
Account: 01696432

In the Province of Somerset, TLC operates in the following hospitals

Royal United Hospital, Bath
Bridgwater
Burnham on Sea
Chard
Minehead
Nailsea
Frome
Glastonbury
Shepton Mallet
Minehead
Musgrove Park, Taunton
Weston Super Mare General
Wincanton
Yeovil

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