Teddies Looking Forward To Meeting Their New Friends[12989]
Teddies looking forward to meeting their new friends

SHANKLIN CHURCH DONATES 788 TEDDY BEARS TO UKRAINIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN

Kind-hearted Islanders have sent 788 knitted teddy bears to Ukrainian child refugees fleeing war in their homeland.

The massive donation of cuddly toys came in response to an appeal by St Saviours, Shanklin in March. The church has now sent 788 bears, along with handmade baby blankets and baby hats.

St Saviour’s has requested Island Echo to publish a ‘Thank You’ for the hard work of all the knitters on the Island, who have made each bear with love. 1 bear was even made by a 10-year-old girl.

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The church is still collecting, and teddies can be taken into any Hose Rhodes Dickson office on the Island.

Sandra Hoskins has written a moving poem to accompany the teddy bears on their long journey, which she hopes will bring some comfort to Ukrainian children.

Hello, we are an army of teddies
Knitted and sent from the Isle of Wight
For all you beautiful children
Suffering a terrible plight
Cuddle me when you sleep at night
We’ll give you comfort and love
We can help you with your suffering and pain
You beautiful children of Ukraine

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Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
15 days ago

So amazing ,it’s the little act’s of kindness like this that makes a big difference in life ..
And these poor little lambs really do need to know how much people care ….

 

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