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TLC - More Teddies at the Maelor
(Registered Charity No. 1087765)
Despite a busy schedule the R.W. Provincial Grand Master Bro. Ieuan Redvers Jones accompanied by W. Bro. Peter Sorahan, P.A.G.D.C., Provincial Grand Secretary, W. Bro. Stephen Jones, P.A.G.D.C., Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies,W. Bro. David J. Gibbison, P.A.G.D.C., TLC Teddy Chairman (North Wales) and W. Bro. Bryan George, P.Pr.G.Swd.B., TLC Fundraising Secretary attended the A & E Dept. at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital to launch the next stage of the TLC Teddy Appeal for the Province of North Wales.
Pictured here are the Provincial Grand Master, Members of the North Wales Executive, Lead Nurse Julie Williams and the Nursing Staff at the
A & E unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, together with our patient for the afternoon, Megan Robinson and her little brother Owen.
Megan Robinson pictured with Big Ted and one of the Teddies given to children who attend the A & E units
Megan and her little brother Owen with the Teddies.
I am amazed how well our patients for the day (Megan on this occasion) take to the job in hand, particularly looking after the Teddy Bears. In a conversation with Helen Schrimshaw, Ward Clerk she mentioned that the teddies just have such a wonderful calming effect on the children which allows the Nursing Staff to attend to the medical needs of the sick child. She also said that it was a wonderful idea and that she and the Nursing Staff were more than grateful to the Province of North Wales for their generosity.
The Province will launch the TLC Appeal during September at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan and finally the Wales Air Ambulance. The TLC Appeal has been so well received by the Brethren of the Province and we are now part of the network of Provinces supporting the TLC Appeal. For further information regarding the TLC Appeal please log on to www.tlcappeal.org
To date 600,000 teddies have been given out to children at A&E Hospitals throughout the United Kingdom. Five Teddy badges are available for a set at £2.50p each or why not buy a Gold Teddy at
£12.50p., badges are available from Lodge Charity Stewards. Brethren have been asking me if they could purchase the actual Bears that are given to the children in Hospital, these are available at a
cost of £5.00p either through your Charity Steward or direct from either W. Bro. David Gibbison or myself via E-mail.
If you require any further information or would like anyone from the TLC Team to come to your Lodge and give a presentation do not hesitate to contact:
Thank you all for your support,
Fund Raising Secretary.
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