The Teddy Trust collect teddies and soft cuddly animals from children around the UK and sends them to children who are suffering the traumas of war, starvation or abuse. So far, we’ve sent over 100,000 teddies to children in Syria, Turkey, Kenya, Malawi, Kurdistan, Romania and South Africa. When a teddy is sent with love and compassion by a child in the UK it can have a profoundly comforting effect on a suffering child elsewhere in the world. Sometimes the teddy is the only gift that that child has ever received , and we know from the feedback that we receive that they mean so much more than a toy, it is a friend to talk to and cuddle in the darkest moments. Also we know how many adults still have their first teddy bear as it always meant so much to them.
We work with Rotary International in South Africa and schools, churches and other organisations in this country. We are supported by companies such as KMB Shipping, Boots, DHL, Santander Bank and White Stuff who have all seen the value of the work we do and provide services to enable us to fulfil our goals.
We know there are millions of children in need of comfort around the world and we’d love to be able to help by sending a teddy, so if you know of any other charities or organization with whom we could work do please let us know. email: firstname.lastname@example.org