Teddies for Loving Care ‘TLC’ Appeal

  • The appeal has a simple objective: for Freemasons to provide teddies to A&E Units
  • For the Medical Staff to give, at their discretion, to children who are in severe distress
  • And where the Staff feels that a Teddy to cuddle will help alleviate that distress
  • And assist them in their urgent work

The children take the Teddy home with them.

How it works

The beauty of the Appeal is its simplicity. Through individual Lodges, brethren buy ‘TLC’   Merchandise and the sale of this Merchandise allows us to purchase the Teddies, which are   then donated to the A&E Units.

It’s as simple as that!

Benefits to the community in general

The use of the Teddies, within the A&E Units, has proved to have beneficial effects on the   child admitted, by relieving the distress they face and alleviating the fear of being treated by a  complete stranger.

The Teddies are used in various way

  • As something for the Staff to befriend the child with
  • For the Child to cuddle
  • As a reward for being brave
  • For Staff to demonstrate what they are going to do